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Ricin (cont.)

Ricin Medications

Antibiotics serve no role in the treatment of ricin poisoning.

  • 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 1/24/2013
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