Drug: Anascorp (antivenom (Centruroides scorpion))

What is this antivenom (Centruroides scorpion) (Anascorp)? Centruroides scorpion antivenom is an antivenom used to treat a person who has been stung by a scorpion.Antivenom (Centruroides scorpion) may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of this antivenom (Anascorp)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Some of the signs of a reaction to Centruroides scorpion antivenom may occur up to 2 weeks after you receive this medication.Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • fever, swollen glands, general ill feeling;
  • chest tightness, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • trouble breathing; or
  • joint or muscle pain.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • headache, tired feeling;
  • runny nose, sneezing, cough;
  • nausea, diarrhea; or
  • mild itching or rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect this antivenom (Anascorp)? There may be other drugs that can interact with Centruroides scorpion antivenom. If possible before you receive this medication, tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Anascorp)? Since Centruroides scorpion antivenom is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

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