What are the goals of drug treatment for snakebites?

Updated: Apr 09, 2021
  • Author: Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP, FACMT, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of snakebite are to alleviate pain, prevent paralysis, minimize tissue damage, correct hematologic toxicity, and maintain adequate perfusion.


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