Pesticide poisoning treatment approved for pediatric use

Pralidoxime

Pralidoxime

The pesticide poisoning treatment Protopam Chloride or pralidoxime chloride has been approved for pediatric use.  According to the FDA press release, the treatment, which has been approved for use in adults since 1964, has had a successful track record of off label pediatric treatments.  The approval provides better guidance for dosing in that setting and allows for both intravenous and intramuscular injection.