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Category: Toxicology

Title: Fomepizole - Answer to Tox Pearl

Keywords: fomepizole, disulfiram (PubMed Search)

Posted: 12/17/2010 by Fermin Barrueto, MD (Updated: 10/14/2019)
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The answer was fomepizole would be the treatment for life-threatening disulfiram reaction. Blocks Alcohol Dehydrogenase and ironically prevent metabolism of ethanol and prolong intoxication.

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