Which medications in the drug class Antivenins are used in the treatment of Scorpion Envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Antivenins

These agents are composed of venom-specific F(ab’)2 fragments of immunoglobulin G (IgG) that bind and neutralize venom toxins, facilitating redistribution away from target tissues and elimination from the body.

Antivenin, Centruroides (scorpion) (Anascorp)

This is a Centruroides (scorpion) immune F(ab)2 (equine) injection. it is antivenom indicated for treatment of clinical signs of scorpion envenomation. Initiate treatment as soon as possible in patients who develop clinically important signs of scorpion envenomation, including, but not limited to, loss of muscle control, roving or abnormal eye movements, slurred speech, respiratory distress, excessive salivation, frothing at the mouth, and vomiting.


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