CroFab

What is CroFab?

CroFab is the commercial name for a Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) snake antivenom, indicated for minimal or moderate North American Crotalid (Rattlesnake, Copperhead and Cottonmouth/Water moccasin) snake envenomation. It was developed by the Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response (VIPER) Institute, University of Arizona, and commercialized by BTG plc (formerly Protherics PLC). Crotalid snakebites can range from mild to life-threatening, depending on the size and type of snake, the amount of venom injected and the location of the bite. This in turn determines the number of vials of CroFab that are required by the patient. Untreated, the snake venom can cause severe pain and tissue damage that can result in the loss of a limb or even death. Prompt (within six hours of snake bite) treatment with CroFab is recommended.

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I'm Looking for antivenin not made with mare serum for crotalus bites.
Not Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab Ovine I'm allergic to the mare serum in...

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I really appreciate your concern if this is the sting by the pit viper then you have to go for antivenin that is made...

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My 16 year old son was bitten three weeks ago on the bottom of his left foot by a water moccasin. He was treated with 5 vials of Crofab and stayed...

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I have gone through your question and understand your concern. Post treatment with antivenin, temporary and/or permanent tissue and muscle...

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My 16 year old son was bitten three weeks ago on the bottom of his left foot by a water moccasin. He was treated with 5 vials of Crofab and stayed...

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