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Generic name: fomepizole [foe-MEP-i-zole]
Drug class: antidote

What is Antizol?

Antizol is an antidote for specific poisons.Antizol can be used to treat poisoning using the chemicals ethylene glycol (antifreeze) or methanol (contained in fuels, solvents, and various automotive or household chemicals). It is frequently utilised in conjunction with hemodynamic therapy to get rid of poison from your body.Antizol can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Antizol

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate reactions to an allergen: hives; trouble breathing; or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Skin bruises, an intense sensation of numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness.
  • Extremely nausea severe nausea, extreme dizziness, and spinning sensation severe nausea, extreme dizziness, or spinning sensation
  • Feeling lightheaded, like you're going to faint.

Common adverse effects of antizol could include:

  • Headache;
  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Nausea;
  • The taste of metallic or unpleasant food is within your mouth.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. Please notify the FDA if any adverse reactions arise by calling their toll free number: 1-800-FDA-1088

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In the event of a poisoning, it is not always feasible to inform your healthcare providers about your medical conditions. It is important that the doctor who cares for you post-injury knows that you've received Antizol.

Before you take this drug

If it is possible prior to receiving Antizol, you should inform your doctor if you are suffering from:

  • An allergy to a drug or substance;
  • Kidney disease, or if you have trouble urinating in a regular manner;
  • If you have recently consumed alcohol,

FDA classification of pregnancy C It's not clear whether Antizol can harm an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are pregnant.It is unclear if fomepizole gets into breast milk or whether it is harmful to nursing babies. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding your baby.In a situation of emergency, it may not be feasible until you have been treated with Antizol to inform your healthcare providers whether you are breastfeeding or pregnant. But ensure that anyone who cares for your child or pregnant mother is aware that you've received the medication.

How to take Antizol?

The antizol injection is made into veins via an IV. Your healthcare provider will provide the injection.You could also receive other medications and IV fluids in the course of treatment.Your blood pressure, breathing levels, kidney function, levels of oxygen, and other vital indicators will be closely monitored when you receive Antizol. The quality of your urine and blood will also have to be tested frequently throughout treatment, and your heart health could require checking by using an electrocardiograph (sometimes also referred to as the EKG).You'll also be screened for any signs of poisoning, like breathing difficulties, problems with vision, or the need to urinate.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since you'll be receiving Antizol in a clinical setting, it is unlikely that you will skip the dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Because Antizol is administered by a health specialist in a medical setting, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications may be incompatible with fomepizole, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take currently and all medicines you stop or start using.