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Review Papers | Pharmacology Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019
A Review on Use of Antidotes
Abstract: Antidotes can be used to prevent the absorption of poisons, to enhance their elimination, and to counteract their effects. With modern resuscitation techniques and intensive care, some patients can recover fully. The use of certain antidotes may seem unnecessary and the majority of the antidotes considered as adjuncts to supportive care. In certain circumstances, however, antidotes significantly reduce the need for medical interventions. These type of cases are especially important in rural and under-developed areas where the facilities are not readily available. In these conditions the antidotes may be considered as an life saving pharmaceuticals. Hence if a well equipped antidote bank are always available in the tertiary hospitals.
Keywords: Antidotes, Poisoning, Cyanide, Supportive care, Treatment
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,
Pages: 1399 - 1400