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Descriptions of the drugs are found below the table. Note that (SS) indicates that the drug is species-specific and the intended species must be identified at the time of purchase.
These are drugs that terminate pregnancy, causing the embryo or fetus to miscarry. Synthetic abortifacients allow safe termination within the first three months of pregnancy. If used after this period, the mother will require medical care as the fetus miscarries.
This is a strong painkiller with fewer side effects than drugs such as morphine. It comes in pill (30 minutes to take effect) or injection form.
OOC: The user gains the High Pain Threshold (B59) for (25 – HT)/4 hours, but is also Drowsy (B428).
Allergy sufferers take these to reduce symptoms of their allergies. Antiallergens can be tablets or nasal aerosol sprays. Most are antihistamines, which control the symptoms associated with the release of the inflammatory protein histamine. They will remove the allergy reactions for a day.
This medication contains a number of different drugs, with the combined effect of partial protection against radiation. The effect lasts a day. It comes in injectable and pill form for.
OOC: This grants the user the Radiation Tolerance 5 advantage (B79).
This drug reliably increases the recipient’s sexual pleasure – The subject’s erogenous zones are significantly more sensitive to erotic stimulation then an ordinary person. Lasts for one hour.
OOC: If your partner is using Erotic Art skill with you, they get a +4 bonus; however, you are also -4 to resist Interrogation or Fast-Talk during such activity. This drug can produce sexual addiction. For the first 1d months after it is added, the GM can require a Will roll to avoid acquiring the disadvantage Lecherousness (15), or having the self-control roll for an existing disadvantage reduced one step, e.g., Lecherousness (12) becomes Lecherousness (9).
This drug accelerates cellular regeneration. Each dose lasts for 24 hours, however a week should elapse (after the effects end) before using it again.
OOC: Anyone using it regenerates 1 HP every four hours. If additional doses are used within a week of a given dose, roll vs. HT+2 the second time it was taken, HT+1 the third, etc. Failure means the user’s natural ability to heal without the drug is permanently damaged: the user gains Unhealing (Partial) (B160). He may still use Ascepaline, however.
Like Ascepaline above, but lasts longer. Each dose 48 hours, however a week should elapse (after the effects end) before using it again.
Like Ascepaline above, but lasts longer. Each dose 72 hours, however a week should elapse (after the effects end) before using it again.
This is a stimulant that acts on the sensory nervous system to sharpen the senses and heighten awareness.
OOC: It grants +2 to Perception for 24 hours. Multiple doses simply extend any remaining duration to a full 24 hours.
A subject who has been taking these pills for at least a week cannot produce children. For females, these are hormone pills to prevent ovulation. For males, they neutralize the fertility of the sperm. Contraceptives are designed for a given species, although contraceptives are available for every known species.
Most sleep-inducing sedatives produce an anomalous sleep state in which regular dream processes cannot occur, which makes them less restful than natural sleep. This drug works differently, providing hormones that enhance the dream state and allow the body to refresh itself more quickly. Two hours of sleep after taking a dose is equivalent to a full night. There are no side effects from continual use.
OOC: This drug temporarily gives the user Less Sleep 6, or if the user already has Less Sleep, then it increases the level to 6 (two hours of sleep is required regardless).
This is a very powerful, general-purpose antibiotic. It doesn’t treat all diseases, but it’s a good thing to try.
OOC: A dose of genericillin gives a +5 to HT to recover from bacterial diseases and infection for a week.
This drug lets the user function more normally under increased gravity. A dose of gravanol lasts a week and eliminates any medical hazards of two G-increments of extra gravity. Gravanol does not help the user cope with increased weight or reduced mobility.
OOC: Gravanol eliminates the -1 penalties to IQ and HT at two to three G-increments (0.2G) of high gravity (B350). Gravanol does not offset DX penalties.
This quickly removes the after-effects of too much alcohol, curing hangovers by converting the acetaldehyde produced by the liver’s metabolism of alcohol into B-group vitamins and easily removed byproducts. It also restores normal brain chemistry to reduce hypersensitivity to noise and light. The pill cures all effects of a hangover 10 minutes after being taken with several glasses of water.
When injected or applied to a patient with a bleeding wound, this causes instant coagulation and a cessation of bleeding within a matter of seconds. This is equivalent to bandaging the wound. Injectable or contact agent only.
OOC: Cessation of bleeding occurs within ld+4 seconds. As with bandaging, it restores 1 point of HT and prevents any further damage from loss of blood. Injection overdoses can be deadly; for each additional dose within 24 hours, make a HT roll at -1 per doubling of dosage. Failure indicates internal blood clots that cause stroke or heart attack (B429).
Most species suffer lung damage when breathing gases with high partial pressures of oxygen, which can occur in a very dense atmosphere (B430) or while diving. This drug allows the subject to operate with comfort in dense atmospheres without requiring a respirator to reduce oxygen pressure, or to breathe compressed air rather than special diving gas mixtures without ill effect. Only available in injectable form, lasting a day per dose.
This drug promotes melanin levels in the skin, creating an artificial suntan without requiring exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Unlike primitive “fake tan” products that merely dye the skin’s surface layers and do not provide additional protection against radiation, melatan stimulates the body’s own tanning mechanism to produce a real tan. It comes in a liquid form that is smeared or sprayed onto the skin, producing the tan in 48 hours. Multiple doses can make the skin as dark as desired, but the effect fades like a natural tan, gradually over a month.
This is the generic name for a group of drugs that cause the sweat glands to produce chemical compounds that alter the user’s scent. Basic versions produce subtle and pleasant aromas that go partway to countering body odor. More complex versions produce compounds that effectively mask the user’s own natural odor, making it more difficult to be tracked by scent. Another popular type produces a compound that insects find repellent. They all come as pills that last 12 hours.
OOC: Scent masking versions are regulated; please see that page for details.
An antidote for nerve poison, available as a pill or injection.
OOC: If taken within 15 minutes of poisoning, a Neurovine injection adds +3 to HT on rolls to avoid taking further damage.
An over-the-counter analgesic similar to acetaminophen or aspirin but safer and more reliable. Painaway takes about a minute to take effect, and lasts for eight to twelve hours.
OOC: Low doses (a couple of pills) reduces the penalty from pain (B428) by 1 after any other modifiers for High or Low Pain Threshold have been applied. High doses (multiple pills, depending on the degree of pain) reduce the penalty by 2 but require a HT+3 roll to avoid Nausea (B428), or on a critical failure, 1 point of toxic damage. Very high doses can affect the kidneys and liver, causing 1d to 3d toxic damage.
This cleanses the user’s system of foreign biochemicals. Purge will not counteract drug addiction or cure side effects that remain after the drug that caused them wears off. Purge has no effect on most deadly poisons, but it will counteract sleep gas.
OOC: If the user makes a HT roll, it neutralizes any active drugs (including recreational drugs and alcohol) within 2d minutes. Failure means that the dose had no effect; critical failure also nauseates the user (-3 DX for 1 hour).
These small, easily breakable capsules are the descendants of smelling salts. When held under the nose of a stunned or unconscious person and snapped open, the vapor inside will usually revive him completely. This is also effective against mental stunning. The patient is no less injured, but is awake. He may fall asleep again within minutes if otherwise tired and given the chance.
OOC: When held under the nose of a stunned or unconscious person and snapped open, roll against HT+5 to regain consciousness or recover from stun (B420). Against mental stunning, roll vs. HT+5 as above, not IQ, as the stunned person is forced out of his state by the physical stimulus.
This nullifies the intoxicating effects of alcohol. It does not, however, remove the after-effects.
This drug prevents atrophy of bone tissue and muscles in low or zero gravity. It is safe but somewhat expensive.
OOC: A dose provides a week of protection, equivalent to No Degeneration in Zero G (BT211).
Vitamins are organic molecules required in regular food intake for the proper functioning of the body. They can be used to compensate for poor diets and allow people to subsist on nutritionally inadequate food like algae or mycoprotein. B group vitamins also provide a mild and short-lived burst of energy for people who have not eaten recently.
An extremely effective stimulant, this drug time-releases controlled doses of stimulants that prevent the user falling asleep, without causing any side effects. One dose lasts for a week. Taking multiple doses back to back without at least one good night’s sleep in between can cause health issues.
OOC: It provides the Doesn’t Sleep advantage for a week. Taking two doses without a night’s sleep between incurs a temporary -1 to HT until a night of sleep occurs; taking three doses without two night’s sleep between incurs a temporary -2 to HT and so on, with each successive night of sleep thereafter removing 1 point of HT penalty until HT is back to normal.