Symptoms. Vomiting, prostration, pupils contracted, pulse weak and slow, respiration shallow and slow. If death, from paralysis of the respiratory center.

Chemical Antidote

Tannic acid, one grant Strych nine is the physiologic antidote.


Wash out the stomach with warm water. Counteract the depression with strychnine hypodermat-ically. Should there be insufficieni response to this, give one c. c. of adrenalin or suprarenalin solution (1 to 1,000) intramuscularly, and follow with atropine hypodermatic-ally. If stimulation must be kept up, use a saturated solution of camphor in olive oil, one c. c, intramuscularly pro re nata until such time as strychnine may be repeated with safety. Employ artificial respiration, if necessary. Do not allow the urine to accumulate in the bladder; catheterize if it cannot be voided.


Any exertion.