Black Snake Antivenom (CSL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) king brown snake antivenom. On this page you will find out more about Black Snake Antivenom (CSL), 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: king brown snake antivenom
Information for medicine and pack size:
Black Snake Antivenom (CSL) 18 000 units intravenous infusion injection, 1 vial
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.
What this medicine is for
For the treatment of patients who exhibit manifestations of systemic envenoming following a bite by a king brown or mulga snake. Although the antivenom is effective in the management of patients who are bitten by other members of the genus Pseudechis, including the red-bellied or common black snake, Tiger snake antivenom is the preferred treatment.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Light straw coloured, slightly viscous, transparent solution in a glass vial|
|Dosage Form||Injection, concentrated|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
18 000u X 1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze,Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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