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How do medications treat methanol poisoning?

Fomepizole and ethanol are the two most common antidotes used to treat methanol poisoning. After ingestion, the body converts methanol into formic acid, which is actually the substance that does the damage to your body. Fomepizole and ethanol work as methanol antidotes by preventing the methanol from turning into formic acid. Other medications may be used to help relieve the symptoms caused by the poisoning.

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