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Give an antidote (if available) when there is reasonable certainty of a specific diagnosis (Table 38–3). Be aware that some antidotes themselves may have serious side effects. The indications and dosages for specific antidotes are discussed in the respective sections for specific toxins.

Table 38–3.Some toxic agents for which there are specific antidotes (listed in alphabetical order).1
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