Black Snake antivenom (equine IgG Fab) can be used to treat envenomation from the black snakes in Australia and Papua New Guinea, these include the mulga snake, Butler's mulga snake, Collett's snake, Papuan black snake, red-bellied black snake and the blue-bellied black snake
Brown Snake antivenom (equine IgG Fab) can be used to treat envenomation from the brown snakes in Australia, these include the eastern and western brown snake (gwardar), dugite and other Pseudonaja species
Tiger Snake antivenom (equine IgG Fab) can be used to treat envenomation from the Tiger snakes in Australia, these include the Common and western Tiger snake, Stephen's banded snake, pale-headed snake, broad-headed snake, rough-scaled snake, copperhead snake and the small-eyed snake
Taipan antivenom (equine IgG Fab) can be used to treat envenomation from the Taipan snakes in Australia and Papua New Guinea, these include the Costal Taipan, Papuan Taipan and the small-scaled or fierce snake
Polyvalent antivenom (equine IgG Fab) is used to treat snake envenomation from Australia and Papua New Guinea snakes. It contains the equivalent of an ampoule of Brown, Tiger, Black, Death and Taipan in 50ml.
Antivenom is widely used for Australian envenoming syndromes. Antivenoms are generally perceived, by both clinicians and the general public, as highly effective treatments. However, there is little evidence to support this widely held view, in fact, the weight of evidence suggests that some antivenoms are ineffective in clinical practice.
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