Key points

  • We recommend to consult your poison centre with the use of this antidote.
  • This antidote is only available through the Special Access Program. Accessibility may vary according to the hospitals and the provinces.
  • Pralidoxime does not replace the use of atropine in treating muscarinic signs (e.g. bronchorrhea).
  • The utility of pralidoxime in the treatment of organophosphate poisoning is controversial.
  • Effectiveness is not the same for all organophosphate insecticides.

Last updated : 2021-08-31