Medical Toxicology

Medical Toxicology is a field of medicine dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of poisoned and envenomated patients. This also includes adverse health effects of medications, occupational and environmental toxins, and biological agents.Medical Toxicologists are involved in the care of people who come into contact with drugs, substances or other agents causing potentially adverse health effects. This entails expertise in many areas, such as:Therapeutic drugs including antidepressants; Cardiac medications and many others; Over-the-counter medicines ;Drugs of abuse


  • Antidepressants
  • Ingestion of food-borne toxins
  • Marine toxins
  • Snake, scorpion and spider envenomation
  • Toxic alcohols
  • Toxic gases
  • Household products
  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Cardiac medications
  • Ingestion of toxic plant

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