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Brand name: Black Snake Antivenom (CSL) TM

Active ingredients: king brown snake antivenom

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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 Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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

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