Antibiotics serve no role in the treatment of ricin poisoning, as this is not an infectious condition.
- Medications may be given to treat seizures and low blood pressure that are sometimes associated with exposure to ricin.
- In the case of ricin exposure by injection, antibiotics may serve to prevent infection. A tetanus immunization may also be given as a precautionary measure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/24/2015
Ferdinando L Mirarchi, DO
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