Crofab (Injection)

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snake antivenom

I would like to know who buys the snakes that they make the antivenom from? How does a person sell these snakes to these people that make the antivenom?
by karen in oklahoma, 06/12/2007

Crofab (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Crofab (Injection)

Crofab (Injection) Medication Classification


Crofab (Injection) Brandname


Crofab (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Antivenin (Crotalidae) (AN-tee-ven-um kroe-TAL-ih-day) Treats poisoning caused by the bite of a North American rattlesnake.

When To Not Use Crofab (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to papaya or to products that contain an enzyme called papain.

How Should You Use Crofab (Injection)

Proper Crofab (Injection) Storage

Store Crofab (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Crofab (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Crofab (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Crofab (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have cancer, connective tissue disorders, congestive heart failure, diarrhea, fever, liver disease, malnourishment, or overactive thyroid.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergy to chymopapain, pineapple, dust mites, or latex rubber.

Crofab (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fever, low back pain, wheezing, or nausea while you are receiving the injection
  • Fever, skin rash, muscle pain, and joint pain that occur in the weeks after you receive the medicine
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising that occurs in the weeks after you receive the medicine
  • Wheezing or cough
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild skin rash and itching
  • Pain, swelling, or infection of the bite wound

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