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Brand name: Paper Wasp Venom (Albey)

Paper Wasp Venom (Albey) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) paper wasp venom. On this page you will find out more about Paper Wasp Venom (Albey), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: paper wasp venom

Information for medicine and pack size:
Paper Wasp Venom (Albey) (1 x 550 microgram vial, 1 x 9 mL inert diluent vial, 3 x 1.8 mL inert diluent vials), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Indicated use of allergenic extracts is for the diagnosis and treatment (hypo-sensitization therapy) of patients who experience allergic symptoms.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
Pack containing one vial of freeze-dried paper wasp venom 550 micrograms with 3 x 1.8ml vials of albumin-saline diluent and 1 x 9ml vial of albumin-saline diluent.: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance White lyophilised powder which, when reconstituted with diluent, is a clear yellow to brown hue
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intradermal
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance Clear liquid
Dosage Form Diluent, not applicable
Route of administration Intradermal

There is one type of pack available.

We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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