Pralidoxime reverses muscle weakness or paralysis caused by a poison or certain drug overdose. Pralidoxime is used as an antidote to treat poisoning by a chemical or pesticide (insect spray), or by a drug used to treat a muscle disorder. This medication is not effective as an antidote for all types of pesticide poisonings. Pralidoxime may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Protopam Chloride (pralidoxime) is a medicine that is widely used in the treatment of the poisoning by pesticide or any other chemical. It reverses muscle paralysis and weakness caused by a poison like nerve gas. It is available as a solution and should be administered as an injection either IV or IM.