dehydrated alcohol injection (Pending FDA Approval)

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Methanol Poisoning

Pending FDA approval for treatment of methanol poisoning

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Mechanism of Action

Ethanol delays methanol metabolism until the methanol is eliminated from the patient’s system either naturally or via dialysis

Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) to formic acid, a toxic metabolite; methanol itself has relatively low toxicity

Like methanol, ethanol is metabolized by ADH, but the enzyme’s affinity for ethanol is 10-20 times higher than it is for methanol

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