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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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methylene blue systemic (Pro, More...)
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10
prussian blue systemic (Pro, More...)
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10
pralidoxime systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
   
9.0
acetylcysteine systemic (Pro, More...)
12 reviews
   
8.9
naloxone systemic (Pro, More...)
16 reviews
   
8.4
naltrexone systemic (Pro, More...)
248 reviews
   
8.1
charcoal systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
   
7.0
atropine systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
   
3.0
atropine / pralidoxime systemic (Pro, More...)
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deferiprone systemic (Pro, More...)
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deferoxamine systemic (Pro, More...)
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digoxin immune fab systemic (Pro, More...)
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dimercaprol systemic (Pro, More...)
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edetate calcium disodium systemic (Pro, More...)
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flumazenil systemic (Pro, More...)
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fomepizole systemic (Pro, More...)
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glucarpidase systemic (Pro, More...)
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ipecac systemic (Pro, More...)
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leucovorin systemic (Pro, More...)
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levoleucovorin calcium systemic (Pro, More...)
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nalmefene systemic (Pro, More...)
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pentetate calcium trisodium systemic (Pro, More...)
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pentetate zinc trisodium systemic (Pro, More...)
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physostigmine systemic (Pro, More...)
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sodium nitrite / sodium thiosulfate systemic (Pro, More...)
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sodium nitrite systemic (Pro, More...)
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sodium thiosulfate systemic (Pro, More...)
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