Bivalent Naja/Walterinnesia Snake Antivenom – (Equine) Registered by the MOH in Saudi Arabia under registration (no. 98/308/3 & 98/308/4).
The NAVPC Naja/Walterinnesia bivalent snake antivenom is a refined and highly purified preparation containing the F(ab’)2 fractions of the immunoglobulins raised against the venoms of the Arabian cobra (Naja haje arabicus) and the black desert cobra (Walterinnesia aegyptia). The antivenom is prepared by hyperimmunizing healthy Arabian horses using gradually increasing doses of Naja haje arabicus and Walterinnesia aegyptia and immunomodulators .
|Unit:||10 ml ampoule|
|Package:||1 box containing 10 ampoules of 10 ml capacity|
|Storage temperature:||8± 2oC (in dark)|
|Shelf Life:||3 years|
The bivalent antivenom is highly specific in neutralizing the toxic effects of the two Saudi cobra venoms. It was also shown to effectively neutralize the neurotoxins in both venoms, the cardiotoxins in N. haje venom. The antivenom has a wide spectrum of activity and can neutralize the venoms of other Elapid snakes including Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), Forest cobra (N. m,elanoleuca), Indian cobra ( N. naja), Black necked cobra (N. nigricollis), Cape cobra (N. nivea).