Key points

  • We recommend to consult your poison centre with the use of this antidote.
  • Fomepizole is preferred over ethanol, due to its effectiveness and ease of administration.
  • For methanol poisoning, folinic acid or folic acid can also be used as adjuvants.
  • For ethylene glycol poisoning, pyridoxine and thiamine can also be used as adjuvants.
  • Methanol and ethylene glycol are dialyzable.
  • Ethanol doses required vary between patients due to weight and individual differences in elimination; dose titration is required.

Last updated : 2021-08-31