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What is TOXINZ?

TOXINZ is a poison/toxicology database created and owned by the New Zealand National Poisons Center. The TOXINZ database assists healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of human poisonings. TOXINZ comprises ~190,000 products and ~6,500 treatment protocols covering chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plants, and creatures. Approximately 5,000 of the protocols cover pharmaceutical and chemical substances.

Key Features:

  • Assists in the diagnosis and treatment of poisonings and exposure to toxins.

  • Provides treatment pathways enabling appropriate management of patients and improved outcomes.

  • Database includes brand names and combination products removing the need for clinicians to identify individual ingredients and chemical entities.

Click to download the TOXINZ user guide in PDF format.

Minimum Browser Requirements for TOXINZ
  • Internet Explorer 8.0+
  • FireFox 21.0+
  • Chrome 27.0+
  • Safari 6.04+ (Apple OS X 10.7.5)
The difference between Summaries and Full Views on a TOXINZ monograph

Summary View displays the following sections of the monograph, including:

  • Identification, including photographs
  • Intervention criteria, including observation period and admission criteria
  • Treatment
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • References

Full View displays all sections of the monograph, including:

  • Identification, including photographs
  • Intervention criteria, including observation period and admission criteria
  • Treatment
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Toxicity
  • Kinetics
  • Description, including chemical composition and product information
  • References