IMMUNOGL. SNAKE ANTIVENOM, Africa (EchiTab-Plus) 10ml, vial


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The product is supplied (and stored) sterile, it must remain sterile until its use. Sterile = state of being free from all living microorganisms.
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Full Name

EchiTAb-plus-ICP, Polyspecific Antivenom Liquid

Therapeutic Action

Neutralisation of snake venom

Equine serum globulins


Treatment of snakebite envenomations from 22 African species found in sub-Saharan Africa, including:

  • West African carpet viper (Echis ocellatus)
  • Puff adder (Bitis‌ arietans)
  • Black-necked spitting cobra (Naja nigricollis)
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Instructions for use

10 ml vial in liquid form

Must be given as IM injection or IV infusion (after dilution in 0.9% NaCl).

The minimum dose in case of envenomation is 4 vials.

Read the manufacturer's instructions.

Precautions for Use

Appropriate medical treatment should always be readily available in case of anaphylactic reactions following the administration of the product.


  • Keep refrigerated between 2ºC and 8ºC.
  • Do not freeze.
  • After opening, use the product immediately.

(Cf Introduction: Thermosensitive products)