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What are the treatment options for methanol poisoning?

Treatment for methanol poisoning should begin as soon as possible and will usually be done in an intensive care unit. Treatment typically focuses on stabilizing your condition and providing an antidote to stop the damage of the poison. The most common antidotes are ethanol or a substance called fomepizole. You may also need to have your stomach pumped or be put on dialysis. Your treatment may also involve medications to help relieve the unpleasant symptoms associated with methanol poisoning.

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