Members of the public

In an emergency, if the patient has collapsed or is not breathing properly, call 999 

For medical advice contact:
NHS 111 in England: 111
NHS 24 in Scotland111
NHS Direct in Wales: 111 or 0845 4647

In Northern Ireland: contact your local GP or pharmacist during normal hours; click here for GP services Out-of-Hours.

In Ireland: contact NPIC on (01) 809 2166 (8 am to 10 pm); outside of these hours contact your GP or hospital emergency department.


TOXBASE is the clinical toxicology database of the UK National Poisons Information Service.

TOXBASE provides health professionals with advice on the features and management of poisoning of around 21,000 products and substances, together with information for chemical incidents, and monographs from the UK Teratology Information Service.

The information on this page is available to everyone. 

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