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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Polyvalent Anti Snake Venom: Adverse drug reactions in children

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Author Details: Himani Prajapati, Dinesh Kansal

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 70

Article End Page : 71


Snakebite is one of the important causes of mortality in our country. Anti-snake venom (ASV) is administered in the management of snake bite. In India polyvalent ASV is used. There is risk of anaphylactic reaction. It should be used cautiously with regard to its dose and adverse reactions. We are reporting few cases of adverse drug reaction due to ASV particularly in children.

Anaphylactic Shock, Adverse drug reactions, Polyvalent ASV