For emergency assistance, please contact your regional poison center at 1-800-222-1222.


Antivenom

There are now 2 antivenoms for the treatment of coral snake bite. One is FDA approved and one can be obtained by enrollment in the clinical trial, Emergency Treatment of Coral Snake Envenomation with Antivenom.


One lot of Wyeth Antivenin Micrurus Fulvius® is approved by the FDA for use: Lot #4030024, which expires in April 30, 2017. This can be ordered from Pfizer by calling 1-800-666-7248.


Tampa General Hospital is currently enrolling participants in a clinical trial of a novel antivenom, INA2013, for treatment of coral snake envenomation. Please contact the Florida Poison Information Center – Tampa at (813) 844-7044 or 1-800-222-1222 for information about this clinical trial.


FAQ’s

The shortage of Antivenin Micrurus Fulvius® has led to more conservative treatment to help supplies last as long as possible. Florida Poison Information Center -Tampa is tracking patient response to new treatment and locations where coral snake antivenom can be obtained. Please call the poison center for assistance with each snake bite at 1-800-222-1222.

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