Cyanide Antidote Kit

Cyanide Antidote Kit

All About Cyanide

Cyanide Poisoning Treatment

What is Cyanide?

Cyanide is a potentially deadly poison that is known to act rapidly and lethally.
It is considered as a potent suicidal, homicidal, genocidal and chemical warfare agent. 

What is Cyanide Poisoning?

Once exposed to cyanide, it will block the body from using oxygen, which causes the cells in the body to die. 
The inhalation of cyanide causes the most harm. However, its ingestion is also known to be extremely dangerous.

Accidental Cyanide Poisoning

Accidental Cyanide Poisoning incident take place in industries dealing with poisonous chemicals. Thousands of people lose lives because of accidental exposure to Cyanide. While Cyanide poisoning is arguably unpredictable; all over the world, the industries dealing with poisonous gas are mandated to keep antidote kit as a precaution. The Cyanide poisoning is proved to be lethal, if the treatment is not offered on time. Protection from Cyanide Poisoning is part of “Industrial safety norms” in almost all the countries of the world.

What happens when someone gets Cyanide Poisoning?

Cyanide poisoning can result from a number of causes including, but not limited to, industrial and residential applications, fires, iatrogenic sources and consumption of certain food items.
Exposure to this chemical by way of absorption, inhalation or ingestion can induce death in a matter of minutes. 

What to do in Case of Cyanide Poisoning


Since cyanide is known to act rapidly, prompt treatment is to be performed without delay.
Treatment of cyanide poisoning involves first aid and antidotes.
Step 1: Administer proper first aid containing pure oxygen, amyl nitrate and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Step 2: Use an appropriate antidote. Note that several antidotes are available for the treatment of cyanide poisoning, each with differing mechanisms of action and diverse toxicological, clinical and risk-benefit profiles.

Contents of Cyanide Antidote Kit:

Cyanide Poisoning Treatment

How to deal with Cyanide Poisoning?

Specific therapy usage 

Take Precaution! 

  • Excessive dosage of both sodium nitrate and amyl nitrate can induce dangerous methaemoglobinaemia and can cause death. The amounts found in a single Cyanide Antidote Kit are not excessive for an adult.
  • Doses for children should be calculated and adjusted.
  • If signs of excessive methemoglobinaemia develop (i.e., blue skin, mucous membrane, vomiting, shock and coma), 1% methylene blue solution should be given intravenously.
  • A total dose of 1 to 2 mg per kg of body weight should be administered over a period of 5 to 10 minutes and should be repeated in an hour if necessary.
  • Additionally, oxygen inhalation and transfusion of fresh blood should be considered.

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