Polyvalent Anti Snake Venom: Adverse drug reactions in children

Himani Prajapati, Dinesh Kansal, Pharmacovigilance Associate
International Journal of Comprehensive and Advanced Pharmacology   unpublished
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.