Childhood methanol ingestion treated with fomepizole and hemodialysis

Pediatrics. 2001 Oct;108(4):E77. doi: 10.1542/peds.108.4.e77.


Fomepizole (4-methylpyrazole; Antizol) is used increasingly in the treatment of methanol toxicity in adults. Little experience exists with this drug in the pediatric population, however. We present a case of methanol poisoning in a child in whom the use of fomepizole averted intravenous ethanol infusion and the attendant side effects of this therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antidotes / therapeutic use*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Fomepizole
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methanol / poisoning*
  • Poisoning / drug therapy
  • Pyrazoles / therapeutic use*
  • Renal Dialysis / methods*


  • Antidotes
  • Pyrazoles
  • Fomepizole
  • Methanol