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ANTIVENIN®(micrurus fulvius)

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1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) is indicated only for the treatment of envenomation caused by bites of North American coral snakes - Micrurus (including the...

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2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

For intravenous use only.

2.1 Dose

  • Contents of each reconstituted vial can neutralize...
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3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

Each package contains one single use vial with lyophilized North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) for dilution with 10 mL of diluent (Sterile Water for Injection, USP). Contents of each...

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4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Do not administer North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) prophylactically to asymptomatic patients.1
  • Do not administer North American Coral Snake Antivenin (...
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5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

5.1 Hypersensitivity Reactions

Patients sensitive to North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) or horse serum may develop anaphylaxis....

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6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions observed after treatment with North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) were anaphylaxis and serum sickness, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Because these reactions...

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8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

8.1 Pregnancy

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11 DESCRIPTION

North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) is a sterile lyophilized powder for solution for injection containing serum globulins obtained by fractionating blood from healthy horses that have been immunized...

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12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

12.1 Mechanism of Action

North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) specifically binds to and neutralizes coral snake venom.

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14 CLINICAL STUDIES

There have been no well-controlled clinical studies of the use of North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) in patients experiencing envenomation by the Eastern Coral Snake, however a retrospective...

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15 REFERENCES

  1. Bowden, C and Krenzelok, E: Clinical applications of commonly used contemporary antidotes, a US perspective. Drug Safety 1997; 16(1):9-47.
  2. Sasaki, J et al: Coral snake bites and envenomation in...
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16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

North American Coral Snake Antivenin (Equine) is supplied as a sterile lyophilized powder in single use vial (NDC 0008-0423-01) in a carton (NDC 0008-0423-03).

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17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Advise patients to contact the physician or emergency department immediately if they experience any signs and symptoms of delayed allergic reactions or serum sickness up to 14 days following...

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U.S. Govt. License No. 3

This product's label may have been updated. For current full prescribing information, please visit www.pfizer.com.

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