Botulism Antitoxin Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

BOTULINUM EQUINE HEPTAVALENT ANTITOXIN (BOCH uh lin uhm ee kwahyn HEP tuh vey luh nt an ti tok sin) is used to treat botulism infections.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children less than 1 year of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • dark urine

  • fast or irregular heartbeat

  • joint and back pain

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • chills

  • fever

  • headache

  • nausea

  • swelling

What may interact with this medicine?

  • certain medicines for diabetes, like insulin

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma or hay fever

  • diabetes

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to botulism equine heptavalent antitoxin, horses, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

This medicine can cause serious allergic reactions. To reduce your risk you may need a skin test before treatment with this medicine.

If you have diabetes, you may get a falsely high sugar reading from your monitor. Check with your doctor or health care professional.

This medicine is made using horse blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine, but no cases have been reported. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.

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