Brand name: Polyvalent Snake Antivenom (Australia and Papua New Guinea) (CSL) TM
Active ingredients: polyvalent australian snake antivenom
What it is used for
For the treatment in Papua New Guinea and in all states except Victoria and Tasmania who exhibit manifestations of systemic envenoming and the snake has not been identified. In Tasmania, Tiger snake antivenom should be used rather than polyvalent whilst in Victoria a combination of Tiger snake antivenom and brown snake antivenom is the preferred treatment.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Light straw coloured, slightly viscous, transparent solution in a glass vial
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems