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Brand name: Honey Bee Venom (Hymenoptera)

Honey Bee Venom (Hymenoptera) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) honey bee venom. On this page you will find out more about Honey Bee Venom (Hymenoptera), 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: honey bee venom

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