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Brand Names: Anascorp

Generic Name: antivenom (Centruroides scorpion) (Pronunciation: AN tee VEN um (SEN troo ROY dees SKOR pee on))

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.

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:

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.

What is the most important information I should know about this antivenom (Anascorp)?

If possible before you receive Centruroides scorpion antivenom, tell your doctor if you are allergic to horses, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

In an emergency situation it may not be possible before you are treated to tell your caregivers about your health conditions or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for you afterward knows that you have received this medication.

You will be watched closely after receiving Centruroides scorpion antivenom, to make sure this medication is helping your condition. You may need to receive additional doses.

Some of the signs of a reaction to Centruroides scorpion antivenom may occur up to 2 weeks after you receive this medication.

Your doctor will need to check your progress at a follow-up visit. Do not miss any scheduled appointment.



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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.



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