South African manufactured snakebite antivenoms comprise equine F(ab1)2 antibodies.
Symptoms of snake bite
- Painful progressive swelling syndrome
- Progressive weakness syndrome
- Mixed painful progressive swelling and progressive weakness syndrome
- Bleeding syndrome
The Antivenoms available are:
* Polyvalent antivenom specific for :
Black mamba, Green mamba, Jameson's mamba, Cape cobra, Snouted cobra, (Egyptian cobra), Forest cobra, Gaboon adder, Mozambique spitting cobra, Puff adder, Rinkhals.
Monovalent boomslang antivenom specific for:
Monovalent Echis antivenom specific for:
Echis carinatus / ocellatus (exotic saw scaled viper)