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Antidotes

What are Antidotes?

An antidote is a drug, chelating substance, or a chemical that counteracts (neutralizes) the effects of another drug or a poison.

There are dozens of different antidotes; however, some may only counteract one particular drug, whereas others (such as charcoal) may help reduce the toxicity of numerous drugs. Most antidotes are not 100% effective, and fatalities may still occur even when an antidote has been given. Some examples of antidotes include:

  • Acetylcysteine for acetaminophen poisoning
  • Activated charcoal for most poisons
  • Atropine for organophosphates and carbamates
  • Digoxin immune fab for digoxin toxicity
  • Dimercaprol for arsenic, gold, or inorganic mercury poisoning
  • Flumazenil for benzodiazepine overdose
  • Methylene blue for drug-induced methemoglobinemia
  • Naloxone for opioid overdose
  • Pralidoxime for poisoning by anti-cholinesterase nerve agents.

List of Antidotes:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Revia (Pro)
Generic name: naltrexone
8.3
8 reviews
Narcan Nasal Spray (Pro)
Generic name: naloxone
10
3 reviews
Evzio (Pro)
Generic name: naloxone
10
1 review
Charcocaps
Generic name: charcoal
10
1 review
Xuriden (Pro)
Generic name: uridine
No reviews
Voraxaze (Pro)
Generic name: glucarpidase
No reviews
Vistogard (Pro)
Generic name: uridine
No reviews
Romazicon
Generic name: flumazenil
No reviews
Revex
Generic name: nalmefene
No reviews
Radiogardase (Pro)
Generic name: prussian blue
10
No reviews
Provayblue (Pro)
Generic name: methylene blue
No reviews
Protopam Chloride (Pro)
Generic name: pralidoxime
9.0
No reviews
Optimum Charcoal
Generic name: charcoal
7.0
No reviews
Nithiodote (Pro)
Generic name: sodium nitrite/sodium thiosulfate
No reviews
Kloxxado (Pro)
Generic name: naloxone
No reviews
Khapzory (Pro)
Generic name: levoleucovorin
No reviews
Insta-Char
Generic name: charcoal
No reviews
Fusilev (Pro)
Generic name: levoleucovorin
No reviews
Ferriprox (Pro)
Generic name: deferiprone
No reviews
EZChar
Generic name: charcoal
No reviews
DuoDote (Pro)
Generic name: atropine / pralidoxime
No reviews
DigiFab (Pro)
Generic name: digoxin immune fab
No reviews
Digibind
Generic name: digoxin immune fab
No reviews
Desferal (Pro)
Generic name: deferoxamine
No reviews
Depade
Generic name: naltrexone
No reviews
Char-Flo Aqueous Base
Generic name: charcoal
No reviews
Cetylev (Pro)
Generic name: acetylcysteine
No reviews
Calcium Disodium Versenate (Pro)
Generic name: edetate calcium disodium
No reviews
BAL In Oil (Pro)
Generic name: dimercaprol
No reviews
AtroPen (Pro)
Generic name: atropine
No reviews
ATNAA (Pro)
Generic name: atropine / pralidoxime
No reviews
Antizol (Pro)
Generic name: fomepizole
No reviews
Antilirium
Generic name: physostigmine
10
No reviews
AN-DTPA (Pro)
Generic name: pentetate calcium trisodium
No reviews
Acys-5
Generic name: acetylcysteine
No reviews
Activated Charcoal
Generic name: charcoal
7.0
No reviews
Actidose-Aqua
Generic name: charcoal
No reviews
Acetadote (Pro)
Generic name: acetylcysteine
7.0
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

Further information

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