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This is a list of fictional medicines and drugs from works of fiction (usually fantasy or science fiction). Some of the items listed as medicines or drugs, may be used as both or in other capacities, but fictional works are often vague on such distinctions. Grouping is done by what seems most likely.

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  Fictional medicines

These drugs and vaccines are meant primarily for medicinal and analgesic use, though they can possibly be abused.

Name Source Uses & effects
Adara's Rose Malloreon series Created by Garion during the Belgariad through sorcery, named for his cousin, and originally thought to simply smell nice, it is revealed to also be a near-miraculous medicine and is used to cure Emperor Zakath who was dying of a powerful Nyissan poison.
Adravil Resident Evil series An Ibuprofen-based pain reliever made by the Umbrella Corporation. May be similar in make-up to the real-world Advil.
Alprazaline Law & Order,

Firefly

In Law & Order, Alprazaline is a depressant used as a medication in assisted suicide. Presumably inspired by the real-world medicine alprazolam. In Firefly it is a pain killer which acts as a vasoconstrictor when combined with the drug Dilaftin.
ALZ-112, ALZ-113 Rise of the Planet of the Apes ALZ-112 is presented as a prototype treatment for Alzheimer's disease. While trial on an unauthorized human produces the desired results the condition aggressively returns. As a result ALZ-113 becomes a more potent form of ALZ-112 but with the unexpected side effect of becoming a lethal virus in humans while increasing intelligence in non human-primates, to human levels. Both strains of ALZ have the ability to pass to offspring through DNA. The pupils of non human-primates infected with both strains appears as illuminated green.
Ambrosia Deus Ex Ambrosia is a temporary "cure" for the Gray Death, a fatal artificially induced autoimmune disease. Both the cure and disease are man-made, created using nanotechnology.
Anabiotics S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat The use of Anabiotics put the user into an artificial coma, allowing them to survive an emission. When the emission has passed, the user emerges from the coma unharmed. However, if the user takes anabiotics while under attack by enemies, they will be killed while comatose.
Anti-Ague Warhammer 40,000 Never described in detail, but administered daily to Guardsmen. "Ague" is an archaic name for malaria,[1] so something similar to quinine may be intended.
Antibiotic Gel (aka. Heal Jelly) Trauma Center (series) Green gel used for healing small cuts. Raises vitals when used on patient. Temporarily stops blood loss from larger lacerations.
Antidote Various RPG games A general-purpose counteragent for slow-acting toxins of any sort, from spider venom to military-grade chemical weapons.
Ascomycin Cities in Flight The first of what would become a spectrum of drugs conferring effective biological immortality in James Blish's future history, making possible the functionally indefinite lifespans essential to the interstellar "Okie" nomadic-city culture. Discovered by the Pfizner pharmaceutical concern in the second decade of the 21st Century. Confers non-specific immunity to most known human maladies. One dose lasts about 70 years. Not to be confused with the actual drug ascomycin which is an immunosuppressant used to treat autoimmune diseases and to inhibit transplant rejection, and which has no anti-agathic properties.
Aslan (aka Mexican A) The corrections Mood enhancer
Athelas / Kingsfoil / Asëa Aranion J. R. R. Tolkien 's, The Lord of the Rings Considered a weed by most Hobbits. Especially effective against attacks from Mordorian weapons. When administered by Aragorn, the healing properties were enhanced because of his kingship.
Athsat The Belgariad Athsat is a deadly poison that only works if the user gets excited. It comes from Nyissa.
Aqua Cure Resident Evil series Umbrella's crowning public achievement, Aqua Cure is an ointment used on open wounds that made the company famous worldwide. It is considered to be Umbrella's primary public product and is very effective. Most likely the recurring item First Aid Spray that appears throughout the series.
Aquasol Xenogears Curative drug, also available in stronger formulations called Aquasol S, Aquasol DX, and Alphasol.
Azoth Alchemy Azoth is a term used for the "universal medicine", a panacea sought by alchemists. It's said that it could cure all diseases.
Bacta Star Wars A liquid which mimics the body's fluids and helps in regeneration. It is used to help with cuts and burns as well as severe cellular damage, such as frostbite. The subject is suspended in a full-immersion tank for treatment of large-scale injuries, or via a patch or lotion for minor injuries.
Bellerophon Mission: Impossible II A vaccine engineered by the pharmaceutical corporation BioCyte to combat a virus called Chimera, which they had also created (in order to market the vaccine). The vaccine is only effective within twenty hours of exposure.
Bio-mimetic gel Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine A volatile substance with medical applications. It is also highly sought after for use in illegal activities, such as genetic experimentation and biological weapons development. As such, its use is strictly regulated by the United Federation of Planets, and sale of the substance is prohibited.
Bittamucin Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) A vaccine used to fight the disease known as Mellorak.
blacklight virus Prototype (video game) a newer version of the redlight virus that struck Hope, Idaho in '69 created to make a version that could copy and rewrite living creatures
Blaccine Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode Shake Like Me After Master Shake was bitten by a radioactive black man and became black, Frylock created an antidote that turned him back to normal, and slipped it into his orange soda when he wasn't looking.
Biofoam Halo Human frontline type of medical supply, used for quick sealing of medium to severe wounds before proper treatment can be administered. Supposed explanation of the regenerating healthbar in Halo 2 is that Master Chief's MJOLNIR Mark VI can produce it to mitigate the wearer's injuries.
Bloodhype Humanx Commonwealth A drug produced from a type of plant called Hyperion. Causes instantaneous addiction, followed by lethal withdrawal symptoms.
Bloodthistle Warcraft A drug that can only be used by Blood Elves that, while increasing connection to magic, causes addiction and lethal withdrawal.
Byphodine Firefly A drug which can induce a state of reduced metabolic function. Unexamined, a person under the effects of byphodine is easily mistaken for a cadaver. Mentioned in episodes Ariel and The Message.
Cancer dust Transcendence (video game) A combination pharmaceutical and nanotechnology-based cancer cure.
Carabonal Da Vinci's Inquest A fictional drug featured in the two-episode story arc which concludes season one.
Cardamine Freelancer (video game) A drug that grows naturally on the planet Malta, cardamine causes genetic alteration in those who take it, eventually making them totally dependant on the drug to avoid fatal withdrawal. Any addicts travelling outside Malta's biosphere must therefore take it constantly, apparently via a nasal inhaler. The mutation and lethality led the four major houses of the Sirius systems to declare it illegal contraband. Exposure to Cardamine (refined or not) will cause a significant drop in birthrates, however, this is countered with the an increase in the average life span for a human (in excess of 110 years).
Catana Haven: Call of the King Antidote to a virus introduced into Haven's race. Must be found and ingested at frequent intervals to prevent succumbing to the virus. Both the virus and antidote are really tools of coercion meant to keep Haven's race enslaved.
Celestial Wine Exalted Normally reserved for only the highest god. One glass of celestial wine will cure any and all poisons and diseases and can heal minor wounds instantly. Drinking three glasses in one day will heal all wounds, even if on the brink of death and the subject will be immune to all poisons and diseases weaker than the Great Contagion for a year and a day.
Chamalla extract Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) The extract of Chamalla is used as alternative medicine for a range of treatments, including cancer. (Comparable in this instance to laetrile in real life.) A side effect from using Chamalla appears to be that the user suffers from hallucinations or prescient visions.
Charlanta The Soup Medicine to get rid of the bad taste of the recent adaptation of Æon Flux starring Charlize Theron. Joel McHale said that he had a bad case of Æon Re-Flux.
Chiquitolina, pastillas de El Chapulín Colorado Pills to reduce height, to invade spaces or surprise bad guys.
Cloveritol Scrubs A drug whose use Dr Kelso encourages instead of standard macrolides in My Moment of Un-Truth. Dr Cox points out that the company behind the drug has bribed Kelso into using it at Sacred Heart without research by sending him on free golf trips. Cloveritol's slogan is "when life's not fair at all, use Cloveritol."
Comanapracil 30 Rock "May cause drowsiness, sexual nightmares and sleep crime."
Coma White Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals album "an anesthesia that comes in 325 mg
Contrari (draepotine HCI) C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America A blue, six-sided pill that exists in the alternate timeline where the Confederacy won the Civil War. It is a behavior modifier used on African slaves to suppress their ideas of running away for 24 hours. Side effects may include vomiting, shortness of breath, nausea, blurred vision, liver and kidney problems, constipation, and anal bleeding. Known to cause heart attacks in old male slaves. Not meant for slaves who are pregnant or nursing. "Ask your veterinarian about Contrari, today."
Cordrazine Every Star Trek series, and an episode of its studio neighbor, Mission: Impossible Powerful stimulant used to revive patients in an emergency, such as cardiac arrest. 25 ml is usually a lethal dose to humanoids, causing hallucinations, madness and death.
"Counteragent" The Invisible Man An unnamed blue-colored liquid solution created by scientist Arnaud deFohn to temporarily inhibit the effects of the "Quicksilver Madness" caused by the gland's natural secretion of Quicksilver into the brain. Usually keeps the host sane for approximately 6 days. When Fawkes went into a higher level of the Madness called "Stage 5", specialized counteragent was required to revert him back to normal, as the regular counteragent solution was not effective to do so.
Cryostim StarCraft A medication for Hibernation Sickness.
Damascus Rose (Amnesia potion) Amnesia: The Dark Descent A potion drunken by Daniel at the beginning of Amnesia: The Dark Descent that is known to cause Amnesia.
Daylight Resident Evil Outbreak A serum designed to eliminate the T-Virus and (presumably) its variants from living organisms. The compound is composed of a sample of the T-Virus, V-Poison (a venom from infected wasps), and P-Base (see below), a compound whose full properties are not documented. It is not known if Daylight is effective against the Progenitor virus, the G-Virus, the T/G Virus or Las Plagas.
DC2 Planet Terror (2007 film) A biological weapon that causes most people exposed to it to become hideously deformed zombie-like cannibals. Once exposed to DC2, the only treatment is by constant inhalation of controlled doses. The victim will rapidly succumb to its effects if they ever stop breathing DC2.
Dehalcynate The Island (2005),

"Chuck" (2007, TV)

A concentrated solution which is fatal if not diluted. The name of the drug is not spoken in the film, but the labels on the bottles are seen in a few frames.
Dilaftin Millennium,

Firefly

In one episode of Millennium, Dilaftin is a precursor to MDMA that leads the detectives to discover the identity of a killer. In one episode of Firefly, Dilaftin is a drug the characters steal to sell for cash.
Dittany Harry Potter (series) A clear liquid that will cause rapid and immediate healing on contact with the wound. One instance of usage was in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows where it was used to heal a serious wound in Ron Weasley's shoulder.
Dioxnyl Monk Powerful, highly experimental drug. Known to remove all OCD symptoms. Probably a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. In the series, the titular character's therapist prescribes Dioxnyl. Unfortunately, Mr. Monk's detecting capabilities are depleted, so the SSRI is never used again. In the novels, it is used on planes because Monk is deathly afraid of airplanes.
Doloxan Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) Antitumoral drug. Its side effects include: hair loss, nausea and muscle degeneration. (Possibly the Colonial name for the real-world drug doxorubicin). It is mentioned in the episodes "Act of Contrition" and "Crossroads, Part II".
Digitalin Alien Nation Highly addictive drug that was once used to control the "newcomers" while they were still slaves toiling for their masters in outer space.

Not to be confused with the actual cardio-vascular drug digitalis.

Dragon Sand The Eyes of the Dragon (Stephen King) Dragon Sand comes from Grenh, a desert beyond the land of Garlan. Grenh is a toxic wasteland - the entire desert is covered in Dragon Sand. Just one breath of the fumes from the sand is fatal. The victim does not perish instantly, but instead feels fine for two or three days afterwards. Eventually their lungs grow red hot, their skin gives off smoke and their body shrivels - The victim is burned from the inside out. There is no cure, making Dragon Sand a highly effective poison. It can only be stored in enchanted containers, as it would burn through anything else.
Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozy Snooze Father Ted A bran-based alcoholic chocolate sleeping aid. It's banned in most European countries, which apparently means it's very good.
Dried Frog Pills Discworld A hallucinogen, used by the Bursar of Unseen University. The pills are carefully designed to make him hallucinate that he is sane. The main side effect is that he also hallucinates an ability to fly. Fortunately the Bursar is a wizard and the only action necessary to deal with this belief is to keep him from going higher than the walls. The pills are apparently not addictive, or else, the concerned are assured, the Bursar wouldn't keep taking them.
Dypraxa The Constant Gardener Dypraxa is a drug created by the fictional company KDH Pharmaceuticals. It is being tested on poor Kenyans by another fictional company, ThreeBees, in exchange for free medical treatment. It is intended to treat tuberculosis, or TB, and was created in anticipation of a future TB epidemic.
Elixir of life The Makropulos Affair Potion discovered by a physician of Rudolph II, Holy Roman Emperor. It can lengthen human life for centuries.
Elixir of Long Life Alchemy, Chinese alchemy A mythical liquid which could bring immortality to the drinker. It was sought by alchemists, and was the main objective of Chinese alchemy. It is said to be produced with Philosopher's stone.
Elyon's Water The Circle Series (Ted Dekker) Water blessed by Elyon (God). Refreshes and restores anyone who touches it to their full health. Keeps away the scabbing disease of those who do not use it.
Ephemerol Scanners 1981 movie directed by David Cronenberg Originally intended to quell morning sickness in pregnant women, and instead created the telepaths of the films' title. Was also used on the telepaths themselves to dampen their psychic abilities, and to prevent them from being overwhelemed by mental noise.
Ether Final Fantasy series A potion that restores a small amount of MP. Made from a mixture of unpurified ether and caramel. Upgraded versions are known as Dry Ether and Turbo Ether.
E-Z Doze It Sleeping Pills Looney Tunes Just 2 pills can put a cartoon character to a sleep so deep they will be unresponsive to most stimuli.
Fast-penta Vorkosigan Saga Nearly fool proof truth drug. Likely named for the real-world pentathol.
Felicium Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Symbiosis" A narcotic powder used to treat an Ornaran plague. The Brekkians who produce it have been selling it to the Ornarans for centuries — the Ornarans believe the plague is still endemic on their planet and interpret the withdrawal symptoms they experience as the onset of the disease.
Flora-Flor Jeff Foxworthy A joke based on medicines that have side effects worse than what they treat. Cures "itchy, watery eyes", but side effects include, "Nausea, vomiting, water weight-gain, lower back pain, receding hairline, eczema, seborrhea-psoriasis, itching, chafing, bloating, liver spots, blood clots, ringworm, excessive body odor, uneven tire wear, pyorrhea, gonorrhea, diarrhea, halitosis, scoliosis, loss of bladder control, hammertoe, the shanks, low sperm count, warped floors, cluttered drawers, hunchback, heart attack, low resale value on your home, feline leukemia, athlete's foot, head-lice, clubfoot, M.S., M.D., V.D., fleas, anxiety, sleeplessness, drowsiness, poor gas mileage, tooth decay, split ends, parvo, warts, unibrow, lazy eye, fruit flies, chest pains, clogged drains, hemhorroids, dry heaving, sexual dysfunction"
Flintstones Chewable Morphine The Simpsons A fictitious morphine brand requested by Bart Simpson while stricken with influenza in the episode "Marge in Chains", as a parody of other Flintstones branded products.
Flu Buddy The Stand - telemovie adaptation A drug designed to treat the flu. An ad for it can be seen early in the film; later on two of the main characters can be seen sitting on a Flu Buddy bench in a town totally wiped out by Captain Trips, a government-designed superflu with a virtually 100% mortality rate.
Focusyn The Simpsons episode "Brother's Little Helper" A parody of Ritalin and/or Focalin, the trade name for the new reiteration of Ritalin, which is the purified stereoisomer of the active ingredient Methylphenidate called Dexmethylphenidate.
Formula 977 Harvey (film) A serum to be given to Elwood P. Dowd by Dr. Sanderson at a mental hospital in order to rid Dowd of the "seeing the rabbit" (pooka).
Fukitol Myspace Confessions A fictional anti depressant drug. The motto is "When life sucks, Fukitol." (Play on words)
Gambutrol The Exorcism of Emily Rose A fictional anti-epileptic drug prescribed to Emily Rose by her doctor which supposedly "locks" her demonic possessions into her mind, leading her priest (Father Moore) to stop the medication, which in turn leads to his eventual incarceration under the charge of negligent homicide. This is most likely a spin off of the real anticonvulsant/anti-epileptic medication, Gabitril
Gels Tales series The standard healing item in the Tales universe. They come in 6 different varieties: apple, lemon, orange, pineapple, melange, and miracle; each gel has its own recovery properties. In Tales of Phantasia, they were called "gummys".
G- Virus
Heal(ing) potion Various RPG games A liquid of generally unspecified makeup; it acts as a general restorative and heals damage inflicted upon an adventurer. It usually has no effect on poisons.
Hibernol Saturday Night Live A cold and flu medicine, that lets one sleep through the entire flu season. While asleep many colds come and go, and your body lives off of stored body fat. A spoof of NyQuil. As opposed to NyQuil which contains a mild sedative, Hibernol has a powerful narcotic and lots of it.
Hourai Elixir Touhou Project An elixir that grants the one drinking it immortality. It was drank by Kaguya Houraisan and Fujiwara no Mokou. Therefore, they do not age, and are always revived if they are killed. The elixir is very rare and hard to make since requires a flower that blooms once in a thousand years as an ingredient. Therefore, the elixir can only be made with Kaguya's power to manipulate eternity and temporality.
Hydra Fallout: New Vegas A combination of cave fungus and anti-venom to make curative agent which both anesthetizes and restores crippled limbs over time while reducing pain, but as a down side has a high addiction rate.
Hydromel Doctor Who A green serum used to control the Vanir and keep them alive in the story Terminus.
Hydroxl It (novel) A medicine given to treat the character Eddie Kaspbrak's asthma. It is later revealed that it was simply a placebo and Eddie only thought he had asthma because his extremely overbearing mother, Sonya, made him believe so.
Hypnocil A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors An experimental drug (not approved by the FDA) that suppresses dreams. Hypnocil overdoses can put patients into irreversible comas.
Hyronalin Star Trek franchise A standard medication prescribed to counter radiation poisoning.
Imobatine Freddy vs. Jason Used by Freddy on Jason to make him sleep and drag him into the dream world. Freddy tries to kill him in a place where he can't be defeated.
Inoprovaline Star Trek: The Next Generation Stimulant administered by Starfleet medical personnel as a resuscitative medication; it appears to have adrenergic effects on humanoid cardiovascular systems.
Interfectum Max Payne games This is the brand name of the painkillers that take the place of first-aid kits in the Max Payne games, according to commercials shown in the second game. Advertised as "a serious painkiller for serious pain", and apparently capable of keeping a man alive and able to function even after numerous gunshot wounds.
Iocaine powder The Princess Bride An extremely deadly poison which is odorless, tasteless, and dissolves instantly in liquid. It is said to originate in Australia. Though it is one of the deadliest poisons in the world, it is evidently possible to become immune to it by consuming small amounts over time.
Isoprovalyn Firefly A common immune booster mentioned in episode Ariel. There are also references to other medicines in this episode: propoxin, hydrozapam, alprazaline - a painkiller and dilaftin.
Jamitol Saturday Night Live A mixture of iron and high potency vitamins in the form of tablets or solution.
Jammitin The Simpsons An erectile dysfunction medication.
Jet Antidote Fallout 2 A cure for addiction to Jet (see below).
Kallocain Kallocain A drug that forces people to reveal their innermost thoughts, invented by protagonist Leo Kall.
Kalocin The Andromeda Strain A universal wonder-drug stumbled upon by Jensen Pharmaceuticals, but to whose research and development Dr. Jeremy Stone was the first to object. Kalocin is effective against every known virus, bacterium, fungus, and parasite, and even cancer. Research of Kalocin was halted and knowledge of it was covered up after it was discovered that anyone who stopped taking the drug quickly died from bizarre and massive infections "no one had ever seen before," most likely because the body becomes so used to the drug fighting off infections, that it shuts down its natural immune system. This, as Stone had been the first to perceive, was all the result of superinfection, a possible side effect of many antibiotics and/or antivirals.
Kolto Star Wars Expanded Universe Mined from the Hrakert Rift at the bottom of the great ocean that covers the planet Manaan, it was known for its strong healing properties and was Manaan's major export. Kolto was eventually superseded by bacta.
Lethe various stories in Robert Heinlein's future history Powerful drug used to blank (or possibly just interfere with) memory so rejuvenation patients do not remember feeling pain or other problems associated with the treatments. Named for the mythical river that caused forgetfulness.
Lithium dibromide The Simpsons episode "Midnight Rx" Treatment against bipolar disorder. Lithium is in fact genuinely used as a treatment for bipolar disorder, although usually in the form of a carbonate or citrate salt.
Masiform D Star Trek episode "The Apple" A stimulant[citation needed] that is also useful as an antidote for saplin-like poisons. But when thus used on Vulcanoids, it can induce the side effects of stomach cramps and nausea.
Med-X Fallout series A powerful morphine-based painkiller. It boosts the player's resistance to damage, though it carries a risk of addiction.
Medi-Gel Mass Effect A "genetically modified bioplasm" which combines coagulants, anesthetics, antibiotics and might even act as a spacesuit puncture sealer. Common fare among military and civilians alike. Technically, it contravenes Citadel laws regarding genetic engineering, but it's considered too useful to ban.
Mem Pagan Kennedy's Confessions of a Memory Eater A drug that works like Proust's madeleine, allowing the user to relive the best moments of his life and savor long ago joys.
Metazine Babylon 5 A powerful pain-killing narcotic that can be abused. Most notably in the B5 universe, while Stephen Franklin was on his own version of rehab ("Walkabout") for his addiction to the drug called stims, he fell in love with a woman who appeared to be recreationally addicted to Metazine,[2] although she turned out to have a painful fatal disease and used it to treat the pain.[2] Metazine also was once used on Sinclair to keep him unconscious.[2]
Miseth The Malloreon A powerful pain-killer and aphrodisiac. It originates in Nyissa, where many different poisons and medicines are found. Miseth is described as a purple liquid.
Moly The Odyssey A white flower that makes the consumer immune to magic. Used by Odysseus to escape Circe's spells. It was possibly based on the real flower snowdrop.
Money South Park Apparently, money is the cure for AIDS in South Park. Kyle and Cartman learn this after discussing it with Magic Johnson, who has LOTS of money and seems unaffected by his AIDS.
Monomate, Dimate, and Trimate Phantasy Star series A health restorative item of varying strengths from Monomate (least effect) to Trimate (greatest effect).
Morpha Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) Drug used as an analgesic, similar to the real-world morphine. It is applied via injector. Mentioned in episode Scattered.
Nappien The Simpsons A sleeping medication probably like Ambien
Nectar Haze A combat-enhancing and hallucinogenic drug
Neodextraline solution Star Trek Treatment for dehydration.
Neuropozyne Deus Ex: Human Revolution An anti-rejection drug used by humans who have undergone mechanical augmentation. It is used to stop the build up of glial tissue around the augmentations and thus prevents the body from rejecting them. Though not difficult to manufacture, its distribution is strictly monitored and it can reach extortionate levels of pricing in the resale market.
Nine Flower Jade Dew Pill

(九花玉露丸)

The Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Return of the Condor Heroes Peach Blossom Island's secret recipe. Provides numerous health benefits.
Novril Stephen King's Misery A powerful, highly addictive analgesic (Codeine) administered to the novelist Paul Sheldon by his nurse and "number one fan", Annie Wilkes. In the book, Novril is administered in pill form and is extremely bitter to taste. When the medication was withdrawn, Sheldon's pain returned along with physical dependence and hallucinations. In the film, Novril is in capsule form and is tasteless and non-addictive.
Oret The Malloreon An analgesic; although it is a good medicine, it tends to incapacitate the user.
Panacea Traveller science-fiction role-playing game A place-holder medicine for characters who become ill. "Medical drug (often called panacea) is a general term describing the set of drugs used by medical personnel in the treatment of illness or injury." In Latin, Panacea means "all-healing", and is a name for the non-existent drug that would cure all diseases.
Panexa MERD Pharmaceuticals parody website "Ask your doctor for a reason to take it." A parody of commercial pharmaceuticals, Panexa is notable for its unusual list of side effects.[3]
Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin Fitness to Practice album Produced from the cerebellar cortex of a bison, it can be used to treat "anything from leprosy to SARS", and thus enables medical students to avoid the study of pharmacology. Despite being a universal panacea, it does have some serious potential side effects including "heart attacks, becoming gay and growing extra breasts", but was designed for the NHS and is extremely cost-effective despite these risks.
Pasceline D Firefly A drug used to treat Bowden's malady, a fictional degenerative disease affecting bones and muscles. Mentioned in episode The Train Job.
Phalanx World War Z A vaccine which is effective against rabies but useless against the zombification virus, Solanum, which it was fraudulently marketed to protect against.
Phoenix Down Final Fantasy series A powerful medicine made from phoenix feathers capable of reviving a dead (or seriously injured) person. In Final Fantasy Tactics, they are made from the feathers of Chocobos. Also quite effective as a cure for undeath, or defeating the undead.
Placiden Days of our Lives soap opera An anxiolytic, strong hypnotic and amnesic used to induce sleep. It was used by the villainous daughter of Stefano DiMera, Kristen Blake, to consistently drug Laura Horton.
Plasmids BioShock & Bioshock 2 A substance that changes the user's DNA, giving him/her unnatural abilities such as making objects levitate or casting fire.
Plomox Scrubs In My First Step, Plomox is the best anti-arrhythmic on the market, according to the show's pharmaceutical representative Julie Keaton (played by Heather Locklear), as its only side effects are "nausea, impotence, and anal leakage", Plomox branded items appear regularly throughout the series. Dr Cox criticizes Julie's company for putting a massive mark-up on the drug.
Prexilin She Hate Me A HIV vaccine that reportedly cures 100% of users. However, it is revealed that tests results have been tampered with in order to get FDA approval. Actually the vaccine is effective only in 75% of the cases.
Procrastin-X (phenalazidine slackahide) Piled Higher and Deeper Treats the symptoms of post-bachelor's disorder - depression, lack of motivation to do anything except check email, frequent anxiety attacks over the meaning of one's life, frequent headaches experienced when trying to count the number of years one has been in graduate school - by suppressing the brain's guilt centres, which are active during non-academic activities.[4][5][6]
Provasic (RDU-90) The Fugitive A "miracle drug" developed by "Devlin-MacGregor Pharmaceuticals". Provasic produces drug induced hepatitis, but the producers alter the test results in order to get FDA approval. This side effect and the cover up are discovered by doctor Richard Kimble.
Provolanaproxalidamine C Tom Goes to the Mayor Originally designed by several Dutch scientists as a dangerous fox repellent, Provo C is used to treat the disorder CNE, or Chronic Nocturnal Emissions, by eliminating all traces of sexual desire. Because of its extremely high cost, Tom Peters becomes the poster boy of the drug as his only means of obtaining it.
Prozium Equilibrium A powerful emotional suppressant, distributed in the city of Librium. The liquid is injected into the jugular by an auto-injector. It was designed after World War III to render humanity docile and nonhostile in order to prevent the possibility of a World War IV.
Pylene-50 Blake's 7 Used homeopathically, this drug is simply an adrenalin inhibitor. However, a hundred times normal dosage totally subverts the will into complete obedience. It can be administered via food, water, or medical laser. Its effects are irreversible unless an antidote is given and taken indefinitely. Its use to control entire planets was greatly expanded after the Terran Federation's conventional military forces were substantially reduced fending off the invasion of aliens from Andromeda.[7]
Qualex Mad TV "It's tranquilicious!" Similarly to valium, it is marketed to housewives.
Quietus Children of Men A suicide drug that appeared to be offered by the government.
Quinium Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 6 episode "Goliath". An anti-malarial pill based on the real-life drug Lariam. Most serious side effects include hallucinations, homicidal and suicidal thoughts. All soldiers were given these pills once a week to build immunity to Malaria while in Afghanistan, but were not warned of its risks.
RadAway Fallout series An intravenous medicine that quickly removes large amounts of radiation from the body. Possible side effects include headaches and nausea.
Rad-X Fallout series Pills to be taken before exposure to radiation, Rad-X boosts the user's radiation resistance for a time. Interestingly, it seems to have a real-life parallel in a new drug currently under development, CBLB502.[8]
Repressitol "Bye Bye Nerdie" episode of The Simpsons A drug used to keep repressed memories from surfacing.
Retinax 5 Star Trek Any one of at least five distinct chemical substances that can cure eye disorders; retinax 5 is prescribed for presbyopia. Unfortunately for James T. Kirk, he is allergic to retinax and must therefore use reading glasses--"a very rare thing in the 23rd Century." The effects of retinax allergies are not specified.
Ryetalyn Star Trek Drug used to counteract Rigellian fever, as seen in the episode "Requiem for Methuselah." The drug is pronounced rye-TAL-inn. However, it must be in pure form to be effective. The radioactive element irillium, if found to be contaminating it in concentrations as low as one part per thousand, renders it inert.
Ryll Star Wars Expanded Universe A type of spice originating on Ryloth that can be used for legitimate medicines or addictive recreational drugs.
Safsprin Resident Evil series An aspirin-based treatment for various common, daily illnesses.
St. Jonah's Morphine for Children Futurama Analgesic injected into Fry's arm by Dr. Zoidberg after Zoidberg cut it off in a fight to the death.
Semuta Dune Combination of narcotics and music designed to induce a hallucinogenic trance. Popular among the decadent courtesans of the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.
Senzu Bean Dragon Ball saga A kind of mystical bean that completely replenishes the consumer's health and energy, The Senzu beans' healing capabilities have been able to perform such feats as healing a hole in a character's chest and restore fatally injured characters to perfect health in various occasions. The beans are extremely powerful, however they are not capable of curing sicknesses or ailments.
Selenine Clark Ashton Smith's The Plutonian Drug[9] Derived from a fossilized lichen found on the moon, selenine (in the form of a solution) is an "infallible serum", a universal cure for cancer and many other ailments.
Serisone Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) Drug used to prevent fluid from building up in the lungs. It is applied via injector. Mentioned in episode Scattered.
Serum 114 A Clockwork Orange A drug which causes severe nausea, pain, and discomfort. It is injected during the Ludovico treatment, which uses a series of violent images forced on the viewer in order to cure violent urges in criminals. (Stanley Kubrick often used the number 114 in his films; compare the CRM-114 decryption device in Dr. Strangelove.)
Shinten (震点) Bleach A green liquid which can knock out anyone with weak spiritual power with one drop and used by members of the 4th (Medical) Division as an anesthetic. In particular, Hanatarō Yamada uses this on a stubborn Ichigo Kurosaki to incapacitate the latter long enough to perform needed medical care.
Skele-gro Harry Potter A potion devised to "regrow" bones lost through various mishaps, taking about twelve hours to restore all the bones in an adolescent's arm. It is apparently foul-tasting, and the regrowth process is not a comfortable one.
Skooma The Elder Scrolls An extremely addictive drug that gives the user a sense of euphoria and prolonged use of this drug causes the user to develop mental stability issues.
Soft Green Echo Eyedrop Antidote Kingdom of Loathing An all-in-one counteragent for any status ailment, except for Intrinsic effects and Goofball addiction.
Space Mead Cthulhu Mythos In Mythos books by August Derleth, a drug which places its users into a state of suspended animation. Used for interstellar flight on the backs of byakhee.
Stabilliser Trauma Center (series) Stabilliser is a serum with incredible restorative properties, administered using a syringe. It raises the overall vital signs of a patient and can be used indefinitely, although if used repeatedly over a short period of time, the syringe breaks and cannot be used for a few seconds.
Starshade The Underland Chronicles A flower used as a cure for certain Underland plagues. It grows in a dangerous jungle filled with carnivorous plants, the most dangerous of which emits a euphoric gas to subdue its victims.
Stim pack Aliens vs. Predator A medical serum that heals the player's Marine back to full health. Only 3 may be carried at a time. It is the Marine equivalent of the Predators' Healing Shards.
Stim pack Doom series Small grey containers of unknown medical contents, which restore 10 points out of Doomguy's initial 100 health points.
Stimpak Fallout series A package of healing chemicals administered via a distinctly shaped syringe. Stim-paks can be used either generally to restore overall health, or can be used to target individual limbs to concentrate their healing effects on that appendage. Super Stim-paks also exist, providing much greater restoration at the cost of a later minor loss of health due to the powerful nature of the chemicals involved. Cunning people may use this side-effect for clandestine assassinations.
Stress Pill[10] 2001: A Space Odyssey (film) A calming drug that HAL 9000 invites Dave Bowman to take during the latter's attempt to take HAL offline.
Substance D A Scanner Darkly A highly addictive psychoactive drug.
Sustengo Little Fockers An erectile dysfunction drug (generic name pendenadil doltrate).
Sym-Bac Resistance: Fall of Man Bacterial vaccine used by the Chimera and Nathan Hale to restore health.
Teamocil Arrested Development (TV series) A psychiatric drug developed in the mid-1990s by The Natural Life Food Company, a division of Chem Grow and Allyn-Crane Acquisitions, and part of the Squimm Group. Side effects include decreased libido. It is advertised for a time by "Dr. Funke's 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution" until it is discontinued after studies prove the feeling of wellness it gives the user in relationships is simply a precursor to total shutdown of the pituitary gland.
Tretonin Stargate SG-1 A drug used by Jaffa to replace the immunity-boosting effects of Goa'uld symbiotes. Allows Jaffa to survive without being host to a prim'ta Goa'uld. It can be used on humans to provide the same immunity-boosting effects, but at the cost of completely destroying the natural immune system, meaning that if the user ceases taking the drug, they will die.
Trichloromethylene Revenge of the Nerds A drug given to counteract all of the effects of alcohol used in a drinking contest.
Triopenin Saturday Night Live A compound of powerful anti-arthritic spansules and antihistamines, in childproof packaging. Pronounced "Try Opening."
Tri-Ox (AKA Tri-Ox Compound) Star Trek' franchise A compound used to enrich the body in oxygen for use in environment poor in oxygen, i.e., planet Vulcan in the classic episode "Amok Time."
Turbolax Dumb and Dumber A very powerful laxative.
Tunivor's Nectar Eragon Used to counteract Durza's poison.
Uspirim Resident Evil series A second aspirin-based medication by the Umbrella Corporation. Unlike Safspirin (see above), this one may be prescription-required.
Valifin Resident Evil: Zero Hour by S.D. Perry A medication mentioned only in the novelization, Valifin is a pediatric heart medication that has a side effect of renal failure.
Viopril House, M.D. A "new" ACE inhibitor that, according to House, "all they've done is added antacid."
Varatril Prison Break (TV series) A form of benzodiazepine taken by Mahone.
Zombrex Dead Rising 2 A blue antiviral that is administered through a syringe that is injected to one's veins that stops the zombification process for 12 hours, and Zombrex "ZXC" Extended care lasts for and both types must be injected every 12 or 24 hours (varying between products) or the patient will be zombified. Any dosage after the 24 hour deadline will have no effect on an infected individual and should not be attempted under risk of being infected. Produced by the Phenotrans, Zombrex only prolongs the life of the recipient; it does not cure the infection.
Zydrate Repo! The Genetic Opera An extremely powerful analgesic, Zydrate produces a euphoric sense of remove, perfect for those about to undergo surgery. GeneCo has a monopoly on sales of the highly addictive substance, but it is also readily available on the black market from grave-robbing drug dealers - Zydrate is extracted from corpses and glows blue.

  Performance and lifestyle enhancers

These drugs are for enhancing strength, intelligence, and other attributes. Steroids, birth control pills, and antidepressants fall into this category.

Name Source Uses & effects
Allswell Neal Stephenson's novel Anathem A chemical present in nearly all food consumed by the "Saeculars", Allswell produces the feeling in whoever consumes it regularly that all's well. Negative thoughts are easily dismissed when under its influence.
Alosun Nedor Comics publications, Tom Strong series Developed by Dr. Tom Strange, Alosun is a distillate of sun atoms. Ingesting Alosun gives the person superhuman strength, the ability to fly, and invulnerability.
Altruizin Stanisław Lem's Altruizin A drug which causes the user to feel emotions, pain sensations, etc. of other people in proximity. Invented to promote altruism.
Anti-Gerasone Kurt Vonnegut's Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow A liquid which halts the aging process. A more recent development, super-anti-gerasone, is purported to produce actual rejuvenation.
Aphrodisiac Galactic Civilizations A substance that increases sex drive, and therefore population growth. It is also used as a trade good.
Appolinar Galerians Stimulates blood circulation, and as a side effect increases absorption. It is very dangerous when taken with other drugs as it quickly raises blood concentration and the rate of drug absorption. To be used with caution.
Ascomycin James Blish's Cities in Flight series. An anti-aging drug. Blish invented the name in the 1950s: besides Blish's fictional drug, there is now a real immunosuppressant named ascomycin
Azrael Azrael by Wolfgang Hohlbein A secret drug created by German scientists to enhance human skills. Extensive use of the drug causes addiction, hallucinations and madness. It can also make a group of people's imagination become reality.
Betathanatine Altered Carbon Betathanatine, also known as "The Reaper" or "Stiff", is a drug which reduces metabolic rate and also cause emotional detachment. Betathanatine is used in military situations to either (implied) make soldiers willingly follow distasteful orders, or to reduce metabolism, body temperature, and life signs to avoid sensors.
Blinkmoth Serum Magic: The Gathering Blinkmoth serum is created by killing and harvesting blinkmoths. It grants the user extreme intelligence, self-awareness, and understanding. It is extremely addictive, and long-term use leads to physiological changes.
Bliss Nova by Samuel R. Delany Gold powder found on rocks on some planets at the galactic rim. Effects appear to be heightened concentration and loss of critical judgement.
Bliss (2) DC Comics A sedative and euphoric drug delivered by the villain of the same name during the "Aftershock" story arc in the Batman comics
Brilliance Origin's Privateer An illicit drug (contraband) which apparently acts as an intelligence enhancer.
Boosterspice Larry Niven's Known Space stories A drug used to extend the human lifespan. It can be used indefinitely.
Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator Idiocracy A fictional energy drink. Many mock advertisements have been made on the Internet. These ads make ludicrous claims (comparable to Chuck Norris facts) about how awesome it is, comparing its consumption to such activities as "shaving your chest with a lawn mower" and "having sex with a tractor trailer in a parking lot." In addition to an energy drink, some people use it to water plants.
Bubbleshake Doctor Who novel The Highest Science An appetite suppressant, which resembles a soft drink. If taken without an accompanying pill it is highly addictive and can lead to memory loss.
Buffout Fallout series A green tablet that boosts the user's physical attributes for a while, at the risk of addiction.
Celestial Cocaine Exalted Cocaine extracted from the coca trees grown in Yu-Shan, the home of the gods, and made into a luminous white powder. In addition to providing a powerful high like its lesser cousin, it will strengthen the user's body and mind and allow him to see essence flows for its duration. This drug is not without its risks however, over the course of its use the user is likely develop fatal trauma. One dose last five hours.
Chanv Prince of Nothing Chanv is an addictive narcotic, although many eschew it because of its uncertain origins. Chanv reputedly sharpens the intellect, extends one lifespan, and drains the body of all its pigment. It is produced in the nation of Jekhia.
Chemical X The Powerpuff Girls A black liquid which grants various, apparently permanent abilities via skin contact. Chemical X gave the Powerpuff Girls their superpowers and gave Mojo Jojo his enhanced intelligence.
Clithni Clark Ashton Smith's The Plutonian Drug[9] A clear, emerald liquid which is found in geysers located in dormant volcanoes on Ganymede. Clithni has rejuvenative and anagathic properties.
Cortexin DC Comics Drug used to increase the intelligence of animals to human level in the Kamandi, Hercules Unbound, and other series.
Cortexiphan Fringe Given to young children during trials in an attempt to stimulate suppressed mental abilities. The trials were ended and most of the children grew up and forgot about their powers. However, once reactivated as adults during a series of Pattern events, the powers became unstable and uncontrollable resulting in the loss of sanity or even death of many "Cortexiphan children" and others exposed to their powers. A handful were saved and put in medical comas by Massive Dynamic and Fringe Division until they could be awoken and taught to control their powers.
D-Felon Galerians An injectable, it enables users to form an anti-gravity field around an object. This produces an invisible wall that isolates and entraps the object. Depending on their ability, users may be able to move objects they have entrapped.
Delmetor Galerians Capsule developed to counteract the effects of short circuiting. It temporarily blocks blood vessels from absorbing drugs and quickly breaks down or neutralizes any drugs remaining in the system. This drug must be taken quickly after a patient has shorted from overuse of ability enhancement drugs.
Dimoxinil The Simpsons Hair regrowth drug. Requires daily application or regrown hair is lost. The name is an anagram of minoxidil, a compound which is actually used for treatment of male pattern baldness.
Dioxynl Monk - episode Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine, and novels Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii and Mr. Monk Goes to Germany A medicine prescribed to Adrian Monk for treatment of his obsessive compulsive disorder. It relieves him of his fears and phobias, but also limits his detective skills and changes his personality dramatically.
Dr. Porkenheimer's [Boner Juice] Saturday Night Live episode "Ben Affleck; Nelly" Erectile dysfunction drug.
Distral Swallow (film) An anti-depressant drug which induces rapid dependency. Giving up the drug causes terrible side effects.
Drive Xenogears Drug used by some persons like the Gebler forces; causes extreme aggression after ingestion. It could be that it also enhances their physical powers. The Drug has terrible overdose effects.
Dylar White Noise (novel) Psychoactive drug supposed to remove the fear of death.
Ephemerol Scanners Tranquilizer, used as a morning sickness remedy; a mutagen, it induces telekinetic and telepathic abilities. Ephemerol also suppresses those abilities in adults so affected. Loosely based on thalidomide, a morning sickness remedy that was discovered to cause physical birth defects.
Eucharist Empire (comics) A highly addictive performance enhancing drug, doled out sparingly by the Emperor Golgoth to ensure the loyalty of his Ministers.
Ethical Birth Control Pills Kurt Vonnegut's Welcome to the Monkey House Drug which totally inhibits the ability to experience sexual pleasure. Originally devised as a means of suppressing the tendency for monkeys to masturbate in public view, it was used, in combination with assisted ("ethical") suicide, to control massive overpopulation.
Flash Andromeda Highly addictive drug, causes improved reflexes, designed for better slipstream navigation. Administered by being dripped into the eyes, causing the iris to turn white.
Flaxamax X3 Tom Goes to the Mayor A non approved body mass growth stimulant intended for race horses. In the form of a pink powder, the drug is snorted through a straw. Primary use gives the same apparent effects of cocaine. However, use over longer stints results a deepened voice and large amounts of body fat. Late stage side effects include the drying out of the spinal column as well as the inability to communicate or use simple motor skills.
Focusyn "Brother's Little Helper" episode of The Simpsons A Ritalin-like drug.
Fukitol Robin Williams' stand-up comedy; Fukitol website The commercial name for fukalthanol eutopiata, an all-in-one drug parody designed to maintain positive thoughts through many of life's obstacles and challenges. Are you living the lifestyle? From the official website Fukitol.
Gamma Glipheptin Mobile Suit Gundam SEED A liquid stimulant that, when drunk by the Biological CPU pilots of the Earth Alliance, enhances their stamina, reflexes, and reaction time, allowing them to fight on the same level as Coordinators. Gamma Glipheptin has severe withdrawal symptoms, and the fact that the Alliance is the only manufacturer of the drug ensures that its valuable pilots can never rebel against them.
GC-161
(Formula 1-6-1)
The Secret World of Alex Mack A weight-loss drink that the show's villain, Danielle Atron, tried to market off to consumers nationwide. The main ingredient in this "FDA Approved" substance is GC-161, an extremely dangerous mutagenic compound that can develop various superhuman abilities to those who use it to excess.
Gem injections GURPS Made of alchemicly liquefied gem stones. Injection produces a speed-like high accompanied by the ability to use certain types of magic depending on what gem stones are used. This drug is popping across several quantum 4 worlds.
Gravy Eclipse Phase A nano-drug for acclimating to high gravity environments. It comes in a variety of favors and is often added as a sauce to food.
Gingold extract DC Comics Ralph Dibny isolated the extract from the fictional gingold fruit (a favorite of contortionists) and in doing so, acquired stretching powers. He used the extract and its results to become the superhero called the Elongated Man.
Gleemonex Brain Candy Anti-depressant that effectively cures depression rather than alleviating the symptoms. It is a blue hue in its synthesized state, but it is distributed as an orange pill. An unfortunate side effect permanently locks users into his/her happiest memory, effectively making the user comatose. Rumor suggests the drug may contain monkey semen. The proper or common name of Gleemonex is revealed to be Duoroflouriximinimum 602.
Happy Trick Free Collars Kingdom A silverine based performance enhancing drug for cats. Extremely powerful, a small amount can enhance the strength of the subject considerably. It also seems to dull pain. Overdoses cause hallucinations and frequent users often become addicted.
Hardovax Philip K. Dick's Galactic Pot-Healer A simple pill to counteract erectile dysfunction.
Homocil Saturday Night Live Provides relief for parental anxiety disorder resulting from having a gay child.
Hyper Shadowrun (Shadowtech sourcebook) Direct neural stimulator which acts on the nerves connected to the temporal and occipital lobes of the brain. Induces hyperaesthesia, a condition of excessive sensitivity to sensory stimuli.
Jet Fallout series A powerful methamphetamine that stimulates the central nervous system. The initial euphoric rush rarely lasts more than a few minutes, but during that time, the user is filled with a rush of energy and strength. Highly addictive.
Jumpstart Transmetropolitan An amphetamine-like stimulant, taken orally in pills or smoked. Used to dilute space dust, it is known to cause constipation.
Kamikaze Shadowrun (Shadowtech supplement) A tailored amphetamine, used to increase strength, quickness, and pain tolerance. Long-term use causes permanent damage.
Ketracel White Star Trek: Deep Space Nine A white liquid drug to which the Jem'Hadar super-soldiers are born addicted, a genetically engineered trait to prevent their rebellion.
Kerasine Gunsmith Cats A liquid drug that can also have effects if inhaled in aerosol form (either intentionally or through burning of the drug). Also referred to as "Powerball". In small doses it induces a trance in which the drugged person is highly susceptible to hypnotic suggestion or brainwashing. In larger doses it can act like PCP, inducing mania and feral strength.
Kick Marvel Comics An addictive drug used by mutants to enhance their powers. Kuan-Yin Xorn (often referred to as Xorn I by comic fans) became addicted to it, masqueraded as Magneto and then went on a rampage through New York. Later determined to be an aerosol compound for distributing an ancient primordial organism known only as Sublime.
KR-3 Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said An experimental compound which disrupts the brain's ability to distinguish alternate realities. Even if they do not consume the drug, people involved in the drug user's life can be shifted into an alternate existence based on the drug user's mind.
Ladder Jacob's Ladder Aggression-enhancing drug created by the U.S. Army's Chemical Warfare division in Saigon during the Vietnam War and tested on American troops in the Mekong Delta, with horrific results. Based on the Army's purported experimentation with a hallucinogenic drug called BZ.
Lot Six Firestarter Mild hallucinogenic substance designed to induce extra sensory perception in patients. Administered by a government organization known as The Shop to 12 subjects in 1969. Scientifically known as di-lysergic triune acid, but nicknamed "booster acid" by the team developing it. A side effect includes chromosomal mutation.
Love Potion No. 9 Song from Fraggle Rock A red potion given to Wembley by Marjory the Trash Heap in episode thirteen of season one, "We Love You Wembley". The vapours of the potion cause the inhaler to fall madly in love with the fraggle who opened the vial. The effects, while potent, only last twenty minutes.
Magic Potion Asterix An elixir brewed by the druid Getafix, it gives the imbiber temporary super-strength and allows a Gaulish village to hold off the Roman Empire. It apparently has permanent effects if one is immersed in the liquid, especially during childhood. An overdose turns the user to stone. It contains fish and petroleum oil, however, beet juice works as well as crude oil and tastes better.
Maiden’s Heart Unhallowed Metropolis This dark red, heart-shaped root of a brilliant red flower, called Maiden’s Heart for its curious shape, possesses unique medicinal properties. If Cooked properly and eaten, this root gives the user extraordinary stamina for a period of time, reducing fatigue and allowing pain to be largely ignored.
Mañanacillin American Flagg! Combination antibiotic and contraceptive, heavily classified studies show long term use leads to sterility.
Melange Dune series A substance in the Dune universe only found on the planet Arrakis, where it is produced by the sandworms. It is an addictive geriatric drug that gives the user longer life, greater vitality, heightened awareness, and can unlock prescience in some subjects, depending upon the dosage and the consumer's biological makeup. It is also used by the Spacing Guild's navigators to see safe paths through space-time, hence making interstellar travel possible. It is better known as Spice. Addictive: whites of the eyes turn blue as a side effect.
Melatropin Galerians An injectable, it interferes with objects in various ways. It has been proven to have various effects depending on how it is used such as psychometry for reading minds, scanning for extracting information, and telekinesis for moving objects.
Mentamite Five and Mentamite Six Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Created by LexCorp, Mentamite Five is an intelligence booster, but eventually burns out the user's brain. Mentamite Six originally burnt out the user's brain immediately, but Phillip, a Mentamite Five user, corrected the flaw in the formula.
Mentats Fallout series A pill designed to improve mental ability for a while, at the risk of addiction. It comes in at least three different flavours: berry, orange and grape, which affect different faculties. A reference to Mentat in Dune.
Metaphorica Mad TV Erectile dysfunction medicine whose effects are described in metaphors.
Miraclo Hourman by DC Comics Originally, an orally ingested (later developed for hypodermic spray) drug that gives the user superstrength and possibly other powers for the duration of exactly one hour. Used by Hourman. The original version of the drug was heavily addictive, enough so that it caused both the first and second Hourman to give up the costume while they fought their addictions. Eventually, Rick Tyler (the second Hourman) developed a non-addictive variant.
Miseth The Malloreon Miseth is used commonly as an aphrodisiac. The aphrodisiacal effects are actually side effects. In Sorceress of Darshiva, Sadi said that miseth could "arouse a stick".
Mnem Tarot (series) by Piers Anthony Mnem (Pronounced Neem) is an illegal memory enhancer, allowing the user precise and complete mental recall. It was often used by students in colleges cramming for exams and the like. Withdrawal and overdose leads to extensive permanent memory loss. Likely named for the mythical titaness Mnemosyne.
Mutant Growth Hormone Marvel Comics Extracted from superpowered individuals in the Marvel Universe, MGH is usually presented in pill form. It grants temporary powers to whoever takes it. Supposedly, these powers are duplicates of those belonging to whomever the genetic material necessary to make the drug was extracted from, although this seems inconsistent. Usually, the effect is increased strength and aggression. This drug can be refined from superpowered non-mutants as well. Patriot, of the Young Avengers, abused the drug to earn his place on the team.
Nalcon Galerians An injectable, it enables users to focus their mental energy to produce a powerful shock wave. The shock wave's power depends on how the drug agrees with the user and their mental energy and brain waves.
Nardane Murder, She Wrote: 'The Error of Her Ways' A tranquilizer, comparable to Amobarbital, but having allergic side effects.
Nectar Haze A nutritive supplement/steroid/hallucinogen that is used by the paramilitary/pharmaceutical corporation, MANTEL Industries. MANTEL's private soldiers are fed nectar through their advanced battle suits. The drug advances the strength, speed, and senses of the user and renders them incapable of seeing the corpses of living creatures. If a soldier takes too much nectar at one time, he loses control and attacks anything that moves. If he goes without nectar for a long time after the 1st injection, or if the main feed line of his battle suit is severed, he'll go into a near-catatonic depression.
No-No Powder Glitch (video game) When sniffed, No-No Powder grants the user 6 real-time minutes of unlimited energy and mood, followed by a crash which saps the user's energy and sends them to Hell. Actions made during the No-No rush grant no XP to the user. No-No's effects diminish with each subsequent use. Can be made by players and traded at auction. Signs warning against No-No use can be found in the subway.
NZT-48 Limitless A nootropic that comes as a small clear pill which vastly increases a user's intelligence. If already smart, the gain is exponential. However, the enhancement is only temporary, requiring long-term commitment, and the user is at risk of death if he/she goes off it for too long. Psychologically addictive, withdrawal causes headaches and nausea. Side effects include blackouts and reduced auditory and visual focus. The later version of NZT at the end of the movie permanently enhances a user's intelligence without the harmful side-effects.
Omegendorph Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy A stimulating medication based on the brain's natural endorphins. Psychologically if not physically addictive.
Pax Serenity Fully known as G-23 paxilon hydrochlorate, it was created by the Alliance and administered to the settlers of the planet Miranda with the intent of making the populace less aggressive. It seemed to work, but rather too well: the populace became totally apathetic no longer working, eating, or caring about anything and simply gave up on life, simply laying down and letting themselves die. Worse still, roughly a tenth of a percent (0.1%) of the planet's population — approximately 30,000 individuals — had a drastically inverse response. They became extremely aggressive and borderline feral, mutilating their own bodies, and killing the researchers who had come to investigate. They eventually left the planet and became the much feared Reavers.
Pentazemin Metal Gear Solid Series An oral benzodiazepine which acts as a muscle relaxant; its main use in the games is to steady the hands when firing a sniper rifle.
Phazon Metroid Prime series Not a drug in the strictest sense, Phazon is a highly radioactive material originating from the planet Phaaze. Although Phazon has extreme bio-mutagenic properties, it can be harnessed and used in small doses to greatly enhance stamina, endurance, and strength. However, given its unpredictable nature, Phazon's effects are nigh impossible to control, making it foolish to think of it as nothing more than a performance enhancer. Its intended mutagenic effects are strong, capable of radically changing, for example, a simple Metroid (which resembles a small, floating jellyfish-like creature) into an enormous, black-carapaced, crab-like beast with glowing red eyes and apparent sentience. Phazon normally takes the form of a glowing, blue liquid or gel, although a stronger, orange-red version has been known. It also exists in a solid state in the form of black Phazon crystals.

It is normally stored in a "Phazon Enhancement Device (PED)", and is used widely by the Space Pirates for performance enhancement, as well as genetic experimentation. By the third Metroid Prime title, the Galactic Federation has begun incorporating PED's into their infantry ranks. Long-term Phazon exposure via PED can cause a condition known as "Phazon Fever", which involves rapid neural degeneration, delirium, and eventually complete insanity. As of the end of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Phazon is assumed to have become non-existent with the destruction of Phaaze, although this remains unconfirmed.

Plasmids (Adam & Eve) Bioshock series An injectable substance that grants various super-human abilities. Plasmids are refined from a substance called "Adam", which itself is extracted from a previously undiscovered species of slug that resides on the ocean floor. Plasmids work by altering a human's genetic make-up, and can engineered to grant almost any ability. Adam's counterpart, "Eve", also injected and refined from Adam, and is used as the fuel source to perform such abilities.
"Plutonium", aka the Plutonian drug Clark Ashton Smith's The Plutonian Drug[9] A fine white powder derived from fossilized plant material located beneath the frozen gasses that for Pluto's surface, Plutonium sends the user's mind into a strange fugue, wherein he experiences all the moments of the future and the past as a series of bas-relief images stretching off to the right and left. The sensation lasts for up to half-an-hour, during which time the user can retrace his past experiences or even trace his path into the future. Due to the subjective time it takes to navigate this experience, it seems likely that the user can perceive at most a day or so in either direction.
Polydichloric euthimal (PDE) Outland An amphetamine-type drug that in the short term makes human beings capable of doing fourteen hours' work in six hours, but in the long term induces psychosis and subsequent death. The name of the drug is the same with that of the explosive used in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and with a molecule simulated in The Relic.
Promicin 4400 Promicin enables people to use parts of the cerebellum no human has previously used. Promicin's behavior and effect are unpredictable, potentially giving any ability. An injection of promicin has a 50/50 chance of either killing the person taking the injection (by way of an aneurysm) or giving them a 4400 ability.
Project 5 formulas The Lawnmower Man (film only) A collection of drugs designed to increase neurochemical activity and enhance intelligence. Developed and tested on animals, their use on humans is strongly contraindicated.
Prozium Equilibrium An injected emotion suppressor used to maintain social control in Equilibrium's post-WW3 dystopian society. (The name of this fictional drug was originally "Librium", but that turned out to be the registered trade name of the real anti-anxiety drug chlordiazepoxide. The fictional drug was quickly renamed Prozium.)
Psycho Fallout series A military drug designed to increase the combat effectiveness of soldiers, at the cost of a degree of intelligence. It also carries a risk of addiction.
Qirri The Aspect-Emperor Qirri is a Nonman drug resembling black powder. It grants increased energy and quicker thought at the price of addiction. Qirri is created from the ashes of a Nonman funeral pyre; however, only the greatest Nonmen, such as Cû’jara-Cinmoi, are burned.
Quicken The Culture Speeds up the user's neural processes so that time seems to slow down, allowing them to think and have mental conversation (for example with artificial intelligences) in far less time than it appears to take to the outside observer. (Substance is secreted from drug glands, in genetically engineered beings)
Quicksilver The Invisible Man TV series Secreted by an artificially implanted gland; when it reaches high doses in the bloodstream causes psychosis and fierce aggressiveness. This can only be prevented by administering "counteragent" intravenously.
Ramjet Proton Energy Pill[11] Roger Ramjet TV series Invented by Roger Ramjet, when taken as directed by a physician gives the strength of twenty atom bombs for twenty seconds.
Regenerate Resident Evil: Apocalypse Regenerate is a skincare product that uses the T-virus to reanimate dead skin cells, making the user appear younger. Overuse causes zombification.
Recovery Capsule Galerians Blocks the transmission of pain, causes the rapid synthesis of structural proteins by means of a cellular division inducer, and promotes healing. It is only to be used in emergencies. Its effectiveness on serious wounds is limited.
Red Galerians An injectable, it enables a user to excite an objects molecules, causing it to heat up. If continued long enough, the object will burst into flames.
Ritalout "Timmy 2000" episode of South Park Reverses the effects of Ritalin. More specifically, it is taken to remove the obsession for Phil Collins that was induced by taking Ritalin.
Ridderall It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Television series. S05E13 An amphetamine class drug. Most likely based on a contraction of the real-world prescription drugs methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine, known under the respective trade names Ritalin and Adderall.
Rumble Ball One Piece A drug created by Tony Tony Chopper that gives people that ate a Zoan Devil Fruit four new transformations and makes the basic three ones a lot stronger. It is effective for three minutes, after which it must not be taken again for six hours to prevent dangerous side effects.
Sapho Dune series Plant root extract used by Mentats to amplify their mental powers; apparently addictive, and stains the lips red.
Short Galerians Impedes the functions of other drugs. When users of other drugs exceed a certain level of activity. they will start to sweat, feel feverish and have their blood pressure rise. All abilities become uncontrollable and dangerous. Consciousness fades and balance is lost, ultimately leading to death.
Silver Serpent Venom Ultima A mildly toxic but addictive substance that temporarily increases the user's physical strength. Plays a minor role in the plot of the game Ultima VII.
Skip Galerians Tablet for stabilizing and increasing mental energy. It lightens the tremendous mental load required to employ an ability and enables a temporary increase in the mental limiter level. Reportedly, this capsule dramatically increases abilities.
Slappers Batman Beyond
Babylon 5 episode "TKO"
In Batman Beyond, a steroid, absorbed through the skin. Based on Venom (see below).
In Babylon 5, a generic term for any drug administered through the skin via a dermal patch.
Sleep-EX Rat Race Fights insomnia; in large doses it can cause unconsciousness in fully awake people.
'Slaught Warhammer 40,000 'Slaught causes bloodlust in users, administered as a combat stim. Addicts eventually require a constant stream of 'slaught and an antidote. Causes temporary swelling of the blood vessels. Used in penal legions and Chaos cultists.
Snap Iain M Banks' Culture Series Performance enhancer used to increase clarity and perception; produced in genetically engineered drug glands.
Snibbo The World of Beachcomber Wonder potion or pills capable of tackling various conditions in different programmes.
Soma Vedas, Ayurveda According to Hindu mythology, this is the elixir of immortality.
Soma (2) Aldous Huxley's Brave New World An antidepressant which is hallucinogenic if taken in sufficient quantities; developed under governmental subsidies and engineered to have almost no side effects. Large doses cause death by depressing the medulla oblongata's respiration centers. This has no relation to Soma, the brand name of the medicine carisoprodol, a real world muscle relaxant. In the novel, the hallucinatory effects of the drug are referred to as a "vacation."
Spaceoline Isaac Asimov's I'm in Marsport Without Hilda Medication given to prevent space sickness during interplanetary travel. Users babble, speaking in free association; the ability to react to stimuli (including sexual arousal) is reduced. The legal version is in common use, but slight chemical alterations can transform it into a hazardous narcotic.
Spectrox Doctor Who episode "The Caves of Androzani" Prolongs human life to up to twice the normal span. In raw form has a lethal toxic effect.
Sproingo Saturday Night Live episode "Paul Rudd; Beyoncé" Erectile dysfunction medication that creates silly noises at erection start and finish.
Stamina Potion Diablo 2 A white liquid that allows a character to run indefinitely for a set period of time.
Stim or Stims various A common name for performance enhancing or rapid-healing stimulant drugs in science fiction and video games.
Stimutacs Sealab 2021 Highly addictive drug including the positive and many effects of many drugs. Said to be "mostly Kelp" it was later found to contain the poison of the Fugu fish.
Stimpacks StarCraft Stimpacks are capsules of synthesised adrenaline, aggression hormones, and strong painkillers. They are used by Marines, Marauders, and Firebats to temporarily increase their speed and rate of fire. If a limb is severed, their powered armour injects a dose into the area. Side effects include tissue hemorrhage, manifested as a -10 hitpoint penalty. A unit taking a stimpack groans "Oh yeah!" or "That's the stuff!" Resocialized addicts often use them to calm down, completely opposite the intended purpose.
Stroon (Santaclara) The Instrumentality of Mankind stories Immortality serum refined from a secretion made by the diseased sheep of Norstrilia. Because it cannot be synthesized or produced elsewhere, the sale of stroon (also called 'Santaclara drug'), eventually makes Norstrilia the wealthiest planet in human-occupied space.
Substance D Philip K. Dick novel A Scanner Darkly A lethally addictive street drug which eventually splits the users brain into two distinct combative entities. The 'D' stands for Death.
Subtleflower Two Kinds An aphrodisiac that can be burned in censers like Incence. It's never smoked by any one person; it's like beer at parties in that everyone gets some. Also has a sort of magic about the seeds that cause "soul binding" in marriages.
Super Energy Pill Underdog A pill that transforms Shoeshine Boy into Underdog, and maintains him at his full powers. In Underdog's own words, "without my super energy pill I grow weaker, and weaker, and weaker still".
Superhuman Drug Bleach A fictional drug made by Mayuri Kurotsuchi that enhances the five senses to "superhuman levels". An undiluted dose of the drug causes the senses to speed up trillions of times while the relatively "slow" body fails to keep up, resulting in paralysis; on the other hand, it is implied that a diluted dose of the drug can greatly enhance the user's reaction speed. It is said that it can make one who is administered with it perceive a single second to last 100 years.
Superviagra Nip/Tuck episode "Conor McNamara, 2026" Presumably a drug with effects similar to Sildenafil.
Timoxeline barbebutenol Johnny English Reborn A drug that allows people to be controlled for a brief time before they die of heart failure. Has the same chemical structure as Pentobarbital
Velocity-9 and Velocity-10 The Flash comics Addictive drug that gives the user super-speed, created by the supervillain Vandal Savage.
T'langen Breakdown video game Drug that produces various effect in humans depending on dosage and concentration. Less than 10 percent of those injected survive, with most dying from causes such as respiratory failure and seizures. For those that don't die, the drug creates a yellow glowing bioluminescence effect around the hands and forearms, increased strength, speed, endurance, and constitution, the ability to generate an invisible shield honeycombs when hit by projectiles or explosives if facing in the direction of the oncoming force, making the user invincible to such things. Also, humans can gain the ability to defeat the T' Lan, humanoid creatures invulnerable to harm from any direction, by hitting the T'Lan shield with their own shield. At higher doses (those who survive low doses are more likely to survive higher doses), the user can experience even greater strength, speed, endurance and constitution, along with sometimes also the ability to throw balls of energy, create shockwaves to kill or throw enemies to the ground, high jump, and move extremely quickly for short periods of time.
Tain Adam Lisagor, Sandwich Video Induces the growth of a lustrous beard, which is not a play thing.
The Formula Heroes Bestows superhuman abilities.
Venom Batman An experimental and highly addictive super-steroid, used primarily by the villain Bane. It increases physical performance and stamina, but must be taken constantly to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms.
Venus Drug Star Trek episode "Mudd's Women" Drug that radically enhances the user's physical attractiveness - apparently by placebo effect.
Viagrogaine The Simpsons A topical rub for bald and impotent men, or as its spokesman Homer Simpson says, "It gives you hair up there and what you need down there". May cause loss of scalp and/or penis. The name is a combination of both the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and the hair growth treatment Rogaine.
Vitameatavegamin "Lucy Does a TV Commercial", I Love Lucy An elixir containing vitamins, meat, vegetables, minerals, and 23% alcohol. Allegedly to help people who are "tired, run-down, and listless".
Water of power One Piece The Water of power or "the water that eat lives" is a drug from Alabasta. When used, it focuses all the consumers remaining life into strength, When drank it wear out the body completely leaving the user only a few minutes to live.
Wraith Enzyme Stargate Atlantis A red liquid naturally produced and injected by the Wraith into the victims of their vampiric feedings. It produces effects similar to epinephrine, only longer lasting. In doses larger than are naturally distributed by the Wraith, users gain exceptional speed, strength, vitality, and reflexes. Side effects include paranoid delusions, anxiety, and lack of rational thought, although it does not affect lucidity. Withdrawal causes extreme pain, nausea, anxiety, and a weakened immune system. Overdose can lead to a stroke, or cardiac arrest. The potency of the drug is directly related to the dosage, so those who take higher doses experience bolstered effects.
Yinyang Weed It Opens the Sky Alien weed whose "flowers were an almost perfect representation of the [ yin and yang ] symbol in red and blue, [..] most vicious addictive drug ever known, because not only was it potent and virtually incurable, it increased the addict's intelligence fivefold and his physical strength two to three times, and he became an inhuman behemoth with the sole desire to destroy anything and everything between himself and his source of supply, able to outlast, outthink, outfight and outrun anyone of his species." (Theodore Sturgeon's "It Opens the Sky", collected in A Touch of Strange (1958))
Zombie Powder Zombiepowder This powder, made from the remains of corpses and the undead, can be used to make its user immortal. However, since only certain corpses/zombies contain the necessary factor for the drug, it is extremely rare and one of the most prized items in the world.

  Recreational

Drugs used for narcotic, hallucinogenic or other recreational usage. These drugs tend to be illegal and addictive, sometimes dangerously so.

Name Source Uses & effects
Accela Serial Experiments Lain A "smart drug". Dissection of the capsule reveals the active ingredient to be a nanomachine which, upon ingestion, oscillates at a particular frequency which causes the secretion of a hormone (neurotransmitter?) which influences the user's sense of time, causes the user to feel as if his consciousness is accelerated, and also improves the brain's speed of calculation. The drug disappears from the body after one day.
Aklo Alan Moore's The Courtyard Not an actual drug, it is a pre-human language, which if heard after a hit of DMT-7, will cause the user to have severe hallucinations, and subsequently have a new vocabulary and an ability to see the world for what it truly is.
Albertine Rick Moody's, The Albertine Notes Hallucinogen used in post-apocalyptic NYC to re-live the past.
Amasec Warhammer 40,000 A mild, liqueur-like beverage, used like wine. Similar to brandy in composition.
Ash Blade: The Series The actual ash of slain vampires which temporarily grants humans some of a vampire's strength and abilities. Side effects include a thirst for blood which often results in the user eating his own fingers.
Bananadine Berkeley Barb A joke or hoax psychoactive drug allegedly extracted from banana peels. First published in the Berkley Barb, and popularized by The Anarchist Cookbook.
Bentlam E. E. Smith's Gray Lensman Roughly similar in appearance and intake to fine-cut chewing tobacco. Inexpensive, common, effective, and usually without long-term effects. Produces a "head buzzing" sensation as the juice is swallowed, followed (particularly in large doses) by a lengthy unconsciousness.
Betaphenethylamine William Gibson's Neuromancer Stimulant and hallucinogen, usually administered in the form of dermal patches that can bypass livers and pancreases surgically altered to reject narcotics. Unrelated to the actual neurotransmitter β-Phenylethylamine.
Black Lotus Conan the Barbarian A drug with euphoric and disorienting properties. The good stuff comes from Stygia and should be chewed slowly. Does not affect Austrian accents.
Bliss (3) Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor A brown powder, makes the user believe (s)he is an omnipotent deity for up to 15 minutes—while at the same time rendering them incapable of as so much as tying their shoes. The after effect includes severe depression that can last up to 25 years. Addiction can set in simply by looking at it, "which made it very hard for the police to perform drug busts".
Bliss (4) The Wizard of Sunset Strip by Simon Hawke Thaumaturgically brewed drug. Not physiologically addicting, but the state of peace and serenity it induces is strongly habit-forming, and larger and larger doses of the drug are required to cop the same buzz. Used by at least one necromancer to keep his victims in thrall.
Bliss Pellets Aeon Flux A Pill like organ rendered from a water creature, its effect is amnesia.
Bloodhype Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth Also known by such street names as "jaster" and "silly salt". Instantly addictive drug derived from a tree only known to grow on a single planet. It affects the entire nervous system, causing intense pleasure. Withdrawal is excruciatingly painful and usually fatal—treatment requires total life support. It is said that an addict will gladly sell everything he or she owns, along with all body parts beyond the minimum needed to inject the drug, for his or her next dose. There is no known way to synthesize it, and the tree from which it is derived was thought to have been deliberately driven to extinction, but drug has reappeared. A large dose was used to defeat the malevolent entity known as the Vom.
Blue The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling A popular party drug in Newbridge. More dangerous than coke, though not as dangerous as Emerald Nightmare.
Blue Glass The Onion A crystalline euphoric substance that is smoked. Effects include feelings of extreme happiness and optimism, greatly enhanced reflexes, and sexual pleasure immediately followed by a semi-permanent suicidal catatonia. The duration of use is five minutes. Featured in a humorous article entitled "CIA Unveils New Ghetto Drugs for '98" (July 9, 1997).
Booster Transcendence (video game) An addictive narcotic.
Brainscratch The Onion A hardcore hallucinogenic dissociative administered through eye-drops. Lasts ten hours to several years. Featured in a humorous article entitled "CIA Unveils New Ghetto Drugs for '98" (July 9, 1997).
Bug Powder Naked Lunch (film) Yellow powder initially used by exterminators to kill bugs. When injected into the bloodstream it can cause, what Joan Lee describes as, "a literary high" and may or may not be a hallucinogen. It is also quite habit forming.
Buz Cerebus the Aardvark A small cake made of "grain, protein, three vitamins, starches, sugars, an opium derivative, and artificial coloring". One cake of buz per day provides an adult person with balanced nutrition and keeps him or her in a tractable state. It is 100% addictive.
Cactus Juice Avatar: The Last Airbender The juice of a certain type of cactus in the Si Wong Desert, which apparently causes strange behavior and hallucinations. Likely inspired by the fact that several real cactus species contain the hallucinogenic chemical mescaline.
Caf Various works of fiction A lot like coffee, used if the coffee bean is extinct or otherwise non-existent. Military brew is notoriously terrible.
Cake Brass Eye A bright-yellow cake-sized pill from eastern Europe (described chemically as "dimesmeric andersonphosphate",[12][13] which is a "bisturbile cranabolic amphetamoid") which many featured celebrities held as they talked; purportedly affected an area of the brain called "Shatner's Bassoon". Despite pointed repeated statements that the drug was fictional, David Amess, a British Member of Parliament was fooled into filming an elaborate video warning against the dangers of Cake, and went as far as to ask a question about it in Parliament.[14]
Can-D Philip K. Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch A plant product imported from Ganymede to Mars that allows colonists to escape into a group hallucination based on their Perky Pat layouts, which are fictional analogues of Barbie.
Cardamine Freelancer A natural product of the ecosystem on the planet Malta, it is found in trace amounts in nearly everything on the planet, including the atmosphere and water. A very addictive mutagenic narcotic, its withdrawal symptoms are extremely violent and invariably fatal. Exposure over generations is known to cause unnatural longevity as well as greatly decreased fertility. The drug is trafficked by the criminal faction known as the Outcasts (formed by the original settlers of Malta), and outlawed by all the major Houses. The best available selling price is on the planet Manhattan, although this run is risky for players as Manhattan is located in the centre of House space and there is a significant risk of being discovered on the route.
Chew-Z Philip K. Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch A substance, probably brought back by Palmer Eldritch from the Prox system, that is marketed as a more realistic alternative to Can-D but transports the user to a world controlled by Eldritch.
Chronax Donald Fagen's Morph the Cat Powerful hallucinogen. Ten milligram fatal dose.
Clarity Minority Report A highly popular, highly addictive recreation drug.
Condamine SF of Cordwainer Smith Powerful narcotic; it also exists in an enhanced form, super-condamine, lethal except to those infected by the dromozoa of the punishment world Shayol.
Crystal Twist (Cyber) C.O.P.S. A euphoria-inducing drug that takes the form of a green crystal that can be absorbed through the skin (usually via the forehead). So addictive that it is solely responsible for a dramatic increase in crime. When Berserko accidentally overdoses on it, Big Boss teams up with Bulletproof's C.O.P.S. to take it and the dealer Addictem off the street.
Cyclomite Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day A combination of cyclopropane and dynamite with hallucinatory properties, described as "a reality modifying explosive".
Dancer William Gibson's Bridge Trilogy An amphetamine-like stimulant, usually snorted or rubbed into the gums. Also referred to as 4-Thiobuscaline.
Death's Head Mushroom Shrooms A black-tipped mushroom. Ingesting it induces paranoia, hallucinations, identity disassociation, and murderous tendencies. Only grows in Ireland at certain times of the year.
Death Sticks Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones A powerful narcotic made from the refined extract of Balo mushroom spores. Available as either a smokeable solid or as a liquid for adding to drinks. Induces temporary euphoria and twisted hallucinations. Each successive dose reduces the user's lifespan by increasingly large amounts. Their appearance is similar to cigarettes.
Deepweed Shadowrun A narcotic made from the dried-out leaves of a deep-water seaweed. Typically rolled into a cigarette and imbibed by smoking. Induces forced astral perception on magically active characters, then causes effects similar to Dumpshock when the "high" wears off. Non-Awakened characters do not astrally perceive, but still experience a euphoric sensation upon smoking the drug.
Denner Resin The Name of the Wind A hard, candy-like substance made from the resin of the denner tree. When ingested, the user experiences an initial feeling of euphoria followed by deliriousness, disorientation, and loss of feeling. Extremely addictive, users (known as sweet eaters) will do anything to obtain the resin. Sweet eaters are recognizable by their extremely white teeth, another side effect of the resin.
DMT-7 Alan Moore's The Courtyard A weak hallucinogen, which in its natural form is produced in the human brain. Trip lasts about 10–15 minutes. Usually taken before a hit of Aklo.
DMZ David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest Powerful hallucinogen derived from a species of mold.
Drencrom A Clockwork Orange Ingredient in milk-plus, sold in the Korova Milkbar. Likely a reference to adrenochrome.
Dreamgum Philip José Farmer's Riverworld saga A hallucinogenic drug provided, alongside alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana, to the human beings living on the River by the mysterious "Ethicals". Delivery method is in the form of a stick of gum, which is chewed. Effects vary widely, including euphoria, sexual arousal and compulsion, and vivid hallucinations, often associated with unpleasant memories. Can be habit forming.
Dust Babylon 5 A highly illegal drug that induces telepathy. Users commit "telepathic rape", also illegal, by forcibly (and painfully) scanning the minds of other people. Can induce telepathy even in some species that have no natural telepaths, such as Narns. Psi Corps developed and produces dust for sale through the black market in hopes of developing telepathic abilities in the non-telepathic ("mundane") population.
Dyne City of Heroes An addictive narcotic that is peddled by more than one street gang. A stronger version, Superadyne, will provide pain immunity and induce the user with violent tendencies. Overuse of Superadyne will degenerate a user into a Troll, which makes them brainless but gives them superhuman powers.
Edge Class of 1999 A highly addictive narcotic, sold in vials and abused by a large portion of the student population at Kennedy High School.
Electricity Futurama While electricity is real, it is often abused by robots in the year 3000, and its effects seem to be psychedelic, with withdrawal symptoms of paranoia.
Emerald Nightmare The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling A party drug considered one of the more dangerous in Newbridge, as people who use it tend to explode.
Energon Transformers: Generation 1 The Cybertronian fuel of choice - however, consumption of too much in one go can induce a state similar to drunkenness in Transformers, leading to loss of physical co-ordination and giddy euphoria.
Euphoria Interstate 60 A highly addictive, government-controlled drug that comes in tubes and resembles glow sticks. The government has taken advantage of how dependent the users become on Euphoria by creating a class of permanent indentured servants who are paid with doses. By regulating Euphoria, the town was able to completely eliminate crime.
Excelsior City of Heroes A powerful narcotic that raises the normal physical attributes of a human, including an incredibly high pain tolerance. The street gang known as the Freakshow take advantage of the pain tolerance to replace their limbs with cybernetic implants.
The Fear Red Star, Winter Orbit by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson Causes fear, paranoia and hallucinations, administered either via pills or injection. Possibly used by espionage and intelligence agencies.
Fenrisian Ale Warhammer 40,000 It contains a special root extract that suppresses the toxin-filtering abilities of the Promenor, allowing a Space Marine to get drunk
Fisstech The Witcher An addictive narcotic similar in appearance and effects to cocaine. Making it involves the use of complicated alchemical equipment.
Flects Warhammer 40,000 novel series Ravenor by Dan Abnett. Shards of glass smuggled from the ruined cities of a world conquered by Chaos which cause delirium when a user looks at them.
Flower of Life Robotech A plant found on the Invid homeworld, the natural source of protoculture. When the leaves and petals are dried, they become powerful narcotics that effect protoculture enhanced life-forms. Side effects include brain damage.
Forgotten hand Eclipse Phase Forgotten hand is a type of "narrative hallucinogen" nano-drug known as a petal. The effects of Forgotten hand comes in three stages. The first stage the person believes that one of his hands "detaches and makes a run for it", they perceive the rest of the world normally however. In the second stage a new hand that is obviously not human will appears on the persons wrist. Sometime after this, about one or two hours, the drug reaches the final stage were to get their hand back they must answer a cryptic question posed by a gnome-like being.
Formula 51 Formula 51 aka The 51st State Claimed to be a powerful narcotic, stimulant and hallucinogen. While various tests confirm the claim, in reality the ingredients cancel each other out, making it "the most expensive candy in history".
Gel Vice: Project Doom Originally intended as food an alien species living on Earth, it is then sold to humans as an addictive recreational drug with terrible side effects.
Geoffrey Get Him to the Greek A joint "laced with heroin, LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and [possibly] PCP." When Aaron Green smokes one in Get Him to the Greek, he becomes attracted to "furry walls," and has a heart attack.
Gerin Oil Gerin oil A highly addictive drug which can cause delusions disconnection to reality, hallucination, homicidal tendencies, and suicidal behavior. Despite these properties, it is legal and many prominent politicians are vocal advocates of its use. Scientific name "geriniol".
Gingerbread Gingerbread Economy A highly potent hallucinogen based on LSD. It forms the basis of a complex system of economics in the future dystopia novel "Gingerbread Economy". The drug comes on blotter paper with a distinctive gingerbread-man icon design; it is sealed in clear plastic and bundled into envelopes of "wraps" of ten or "maxi-wraps" of 50.
Glint Strangers With Candy Also known as Glow, Glimmer and Satan's Hairlip. A high potent and dangerous green goop that requires being smeared on the lips. Made using various household chemicals. Jerry Blank explained, "It's gonna numb it where ever you apply it, which can be a God send. I used to apply it liberally back in this donkey show down in Tijuana." When character Poppy tries it, she becomes nearly catatonic, yet is able to climb a rope in gym in under 3 second with super human strength. She dies shortly after.
Glitterstim Star Wars Expanded Universe A hallucinogenic drug made from spice that may cause temporary psychic abilities.
Goofballs Kingdom of Loathing An item in the game, comes in one of those little amber pill bottles presumably full of said goofballs. If used it produces a 20% increase in strength and moxie. Goofball Withdrawal causes 50% penalty to all stats, and can be cured by sweating out the symptoms for a very long time, or instantly by taking more goofballs. Acquired from a very suspicious NPC who provides the first bottle to the player for free but charges outrageous prices (starting at 1,000 M and increasing with each subsequent purchase) for later doses.
G'Quan Eth seeds Babylon 5 The G'Quan Eth plant is a Narn religious plant ritually burned as incense, and its seeds are a narcotic for Centauri when dropped in alcohol. The G'Quan Eth plant is "difficult to grow, expensive to transport, very expensive to own".[15] Whether it affects other species in this way when in alcohol is not clear, but we know that Narn don't seem to use it as a recreational drug (Londo chides G'Kar for Narns "It's a shame you Narns waste them, burning them as incense"[15]) and that it is illegal to possess on B5 except in religious contexts. The plant is presumably named after Narn spiritual leader G'Quan.
Happiness Farnham's Freehold A methyl meprobamate-based powder added to beverages, chewing gum, etc. that give the user a calm feeling of happiness. Given to everyone at parties, rationed to servants daily to control them. No apparent side effects.
Hazia The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin A plant whose root is used as an addictive drug to give visions. It blackens the mouth and causes nervous disorders and eventually death.
Honk, Double Honk Discworld 'Recreational' (for trolls).
Jabroka Alien Nation A drug used by the Tenctonese elite to enslave the lower classes of the population. It is described as a powerful narcotic and even a small amount can induce intense euphoria. However, it is highly addictive, and an overdose for a Tenctonese causes them to mutate and grow to monstrous proportions. To humans, it tastes like "dish soap" and has no effect.
Jet Fallout series Jet is a powerful, highly addictive meta-amphetamine (invented by Fallout 2 Character Myron) which stimulates the central nervous system, combining traits of both hallucinogens and amphetamines. Jet is manufactured from the fumes of fungally infected Brahmin (mutated livestock) feces, and is packaged in the form of an inhaler. In Fallout 2 it gives boosts the player's stats by 2 action points, 1 strength and 1 perception, and addiction can only be cured with Jet antidote (see above). In Fallout 3 it gives 30 action points. Fallout 2 and 3 both feature side-quests involving Jet.
Kerbango Battlefield Earth (novel) by L. Ron Hubbard Popular with Psychlo workers and executives, kerbango is the favored drink of their race. When "under the influence," Psychlos have been known to do such things as crash ground cars, gamble away vast sums of money and get into a variety of other troubles.
Kickapoo Joy Juice Li'l Abner A powerful liquor made by Lonesome Polecat and Hairless Joe. Undoubtedly derived from actual Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company of Connecticut (totally unrelated to Kickapoo Indians of Oklahoma), which produced and sold patent medicine consisting largely of alcohol. There is a real soft drink called Kickapoo Joy Juice which is similar to Mountain Dew.
Konlabos The Rundown A hallucinogenic fruit which causes temporary paralysis and a slight swelling in the tongue resulting in slurred speech. Similar in resemblance to a cherimoya.
Leeches Above the Influence In a nationwide PSA campaign in the United States by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the early 2000s, an activity called "SLOMming", standing for "Sticking Leeches On Myself" was depicted as being popular with high school students looking to get high. Teens were depicted in partaking in this activity due to peer pressure, while the activity itself was depicted as rather distasteful. This sort-of backfired, as some young viewers thought this was a real means of getting high and sought to try it.[citation needed]
Lemon Sap Boneshaker A drug made by distilling a toxic gas called "Blight" that bubbled out of the earth when Seattle was destroyed. Prolonged use turns the addict into a mindless, zombie-like creature called a 'rotter'.
Levitol Mallworld A controlled but largely legal recreational drug which enables the consumer to fly.
Lho sticks Warhammer 40,000 A mildly narcotic plant-derived substance similar in packaging and use to tobacco cigarettes.
Loa Dust Saints Row 2 A powerful, addictive hallucinogen made from a combination of potent marijuana and synthetic chemicals, typically smoked. It was created by the Sons of Samedi, who had the market cornered before they were wiped out by the resurgent 3rd Street Saints.
Lotus tree Homer's Odyssey A plant, possibly native to Libya, with opium-like sedative and narcotic properties. It is believed that the plant may be related to the jujube plant or the date palm. The plant was the sole food of the Lotophagi.
Martian nori Transcendence (video game) A form of seaweed with hallucinogenic effects.
Mechanics Transmetropolitan Recreational drug taken with the aid of an AI. Both the AI and the human user enjoy hallucinations; the drug causes portions of the human body to develop into cybernetic implants.
Merge Rudy Rucker's Wetware Recreational drug which temporarily dissolves the user into a liquid. Allows sexual partners to experience each other very closely - in a shared puddle.
Mindprobes The Last Book in the Universe Mindprobes are the preferred method of entertainment after "The Big Shake", preferred to books and television. The Mindprobe allows the user to become a character in a story. Side effects include addiction, memory loss, and secreting a thick, clear fluid at the injection site (the top of the head). They are shut down at the end of the book. They come in a variety, such as adventure, and sexbos (porn).
Mimezine Wild Palms miniseries A drug giving the illusion of physical reality to holograms.
Mist Prayer of the Rollerboys It is a highly addictive green glowing liquid that was abused in the movie and supplied by the Roller Boys. It has a special ingredient which sterilizes its users.
Mnophka Clark Ashton Smith's The Plutonian Drug[9] A narcotic derived on Venus, it has a devastating effect on the human physiology. It causes the user to experience extreme "time-compression" - although he cannot move faster than normal, it seems to him like he senses time flowing at a much faster rate, causing him to suffer sensory overload. Physical tissue trauma is consistent with the amount of subjective time the user has experienced.
Molecular Reward Half Past Human - T. J. Bass Hallucinogen. Overdose causes users to believe they are a bird, flower or mushroom.
Moon Rocks The Simpsons Rocks from the moon, ground up and freebased by Krusty the Clown. All they do is get him to normal. In reality, "moon rocks" refers to the practice of smoking heroin together with cocaine.
Moon Sugar The Elder Scrolls Illegal and addictive narcotic found in sugar cane grown in the Tenmar Forest. Causes euphoria and abandon. Refined into Skooma.
Neuroin Minority Report Effects similar to heroin, transparent gaseous drug administered using plastic inhalers.
Nuke RoboCop 2 A powerful, addictive, synthetic narcotic. It is a red, blood-like liquid that is injected, its effects resemble cocaine. The red color variety in the film is called "Red Ramrod". Several other types mentioned but never seen are White Noise, Blue Velvet, and Black Thunder.
Obscura Warhammer 40,000 An addictive, psychoactive drug which is typically smoked.
Ohxolosvennoy (ohx') Warhammer 40,000

"Rebel Winter" by Steve Parker

A thick, salty beverage similar to coffee made from the powdered bones of Grox (An aggressive and vicious reptilian animal kept as livestock) various stimulants and preservatives.
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Said to be the greatest drink in existence by the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, this is one of the most intoxicating alcoholic drinks found in the known universe. The Guide states: "The effect of drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick." It is also stated [in the book]as being the alcoholic equivalent of a mugging, leaving one monetarily broke and with a bad headache.
Panda B Climate Survey A fictional drug used to test the validity of climate and bullying surveys in various public schools. The drug is nonexistent, so if a student claims to have taken the drug their answers are disregarded.
Phenyldihydrochloride benzelex Withnail And I A presumably rare designer drug in the form of a capsule, offered to Withnail by his dealer, Danny. It is implied that the drug - known on the street as 'the Embalmer' - is extremely potent and dangerous, although its effects are not specified.
Plutonian Nyborg Heavy Metal An inhaled white powder whose appearance resembles cocaine, and whose effects resemble those of marijuana; used by two alien starship pilots.
Prisoner's Honey Fallen London Physically transports the ingester into a dream. Multiple people may experience the same dream, which are usually (though not always) quite pleasant. Overuse may lead to "honey-mazing", where the user's body returns from the dream before his or her mind does. Becomes ordinary honey if removed from underground. While Prisoner's Honey is not a controlled substance, a related drug called Gaoler's Honey is one of the few things that are forbidden to buy or sell in the game's setting.
Psylenol Planetfall A drug stolen from a secret military program and reconditioned to be an over-the-counter psychedelic.
Rapture Marvel 2099 A highly addictive recreational drug of which Alchemax is the only legal distributor.
Red Death Bringing Out the Dead (novel and film) A dangerous strain of heroin possibly mixed with an unknown amino acid. It causes people to overdose more easily, and requires much more Narcan than normal to bring people out of it.
Red Eye Cowboy Bebop Amphetamine-type recreational drug, highly illegal and extremely valuable. Delivered in the form of an eye-spray, which cause the user's eyes to go red; hence the name. Users perceive a slowed rate of time, and seem to have incredibly quick reflexes as well as other heightened physical capabilities. In the original Japanese broadcast of the series, Red Eye is referred to as Bloody Eye. This created some confusion when the English dub renamed them Red Eye, though in at least one case, the drug is also referred to as Bloody Eye as well.
Red Kryptonite Smallville A red meteor-rock from the planet Krypton. It causes erratic behavior and loss of inhibitions in Kryptonians.
Red Sand Mass Effect A narcotic that allegedly uses element zero as its base, it is considered highly illegal. It is connected in some way to biotics, but its full effects and use are not clearly presented. Dealing in it is highly frowned upon and it is implied that even many criminal gangs and smugglers will avoid having anything to do with it. Overdose quite possible, as when a drug dealer was killed by pushing his face into a shipment, causing all of his four eyes to come in contact with his product.
Refrain Code Geass A highly addictive and illegal deliriant that afflicts abusers with hallucinatory flashbacks to pleasant past experiences. Temporary behavioral abnormality is exhibited while under the influence. Under Britannian law, penalization for possession is comparable to that associated with ordinary narcotics.
"Rhasvod" Warhammer 40,000

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A vodka-like beverage, popular among Vostroyan Imperial Guard regiments. Note that развод (razvod) means "dilutant" in Russian, and vodka is pure ethanol diluted in water.
Romulan Ale Star Trek A highly intoxicating alcoholic beverage of Romulan origin with a characteristic blue color. It is illegal in the United Federation of Planets, but most Starfleet officers have sampled it at some point. Dr. McCoy uses it for "medicinal purposes."
Pylene 50 Blake's 7 A highly addictive drug whose inevitable result is death. Its source is Alpha 7/5, or the Moon Disc, an ovoid, translucent plant which has partial telepathy and could move on its own. This plant grows only on the planet Zondar.
Saint Dante's Cove An entheogenic drug in the form of a mossy substance that can be eaten or smoked. In non-practitioners it produces a euphoric high, the feeling that one can accomplish anything and is untouchable. For Tresum witches, Saint is a sacrament called "star flower." When burned, it induces visions of the past and future and advances a Tresum practitioner's ability.
Skooma The Elder Scrolls An illegal and extremely addictive drug, reference to real world opium. The in-game book Confessions of a Dunmer Skooma-Eater is a reference to the real-world novel Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.
Slab Discworld A recreational drug for trolls. While technically not a fictional drug, so much as one that has no intoxicating effect on humans as Discworld trolls are silicon based life-forms, Slab is described as being a mixture of ammonium chloride and radium. Other troll drugs, mostly variants of Slab with worse effects, include Scrape, Slice, Slide, Slunky, Slurp and Sliver - they all start with "S" so that they're easier to remember.
Snow Crash Snow Crash An hallucinogenic drug typically dispensed as a powder to be ingested or snorted. It has a related computer virus that can be transmitted through use of the drug.
Somnambutol American Flagg! An hallucinogenic barbiturate, used for recreational use in small doses, and in riot control, where it is commonly used in Snowball 99 capsule bullets.
Space Transmetropolitan An hallucinogen, often taken in the smokeable form space dust.
Space Coke Cheech and Chong's Next Movie An insanely powerful stimulant of extraterrestrial origin. Its unusual effects on Cheech comprise the movie's finale.
Space (Bee) Honey Futurama Space honey is honey produced by giant space bees with a narcotic (and possibly hallucinogenic) effect with different effects based on dosage. "One spoonful to calm you down. Two spoonfuls to help you sleep. But three spoonfuls and you'll go into a sleep so deep, you'll never wake up."
Spank Grand Theft Auto III An illegal, addictive narcotic that is referenced early in the game. Its effects are not described, but one mission has the player trapped in a parking lot with "Spanked" suicide bombers that speak maniacally, as if unaware or uncaring of the fact they're about to blow themselves up.
Spark G.I. Joe Spark causes erratic behavior and is lethal in excessive doses.
Spike The Onion A stimulant causing rush of physical strength, inability to feel pain, and sociopathic impulses. Originally developed by the Pentagon as a combat drug. Featured in a humorous article entitled "CIA Unveils New Ghetto Drugs for '98" (July 9, 1997).
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A drug which is absorbed through direct skin-contact, and apparently has stimulant and hallucinogenic qualities; high doses and extended use can cause violence and aggression. Withdrawal is apparently equivalent to that of cocaine. Long-term use and overdose are apparently lethal.
SQUID Strange Days A street name given to bootleg devise used to record events directly from the wearer's cerebral cortex, which, when played back through a MiniDisc-like device, allow a user to experience the recorder's memory as if they had been there themselves.
Stimutacs Sealab 2021 An "herbal dietary supplement", produced from all natural ingredients (99% kelp, 1% fugu tetrodotoxin other). It is a highly hallucinogenic, euphoric stimulant.
Stonepick David Ohle's Motorman A substance that produces a mildly dissociative effect likened to "feeling through cotton" when chewed.
Substance D A Scanner Darkly This drug dampens the links between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, causing vivid hallucinations. Also called "Slow Death", it is lethally addictive; long-term use can lead to two separate, mutually unaware personalities.
Superadine City of Heroes Known as "Supes" on the streets, this is a powerful, man-made narcotic based on various super soldier formulas. Its effects include increased strength and endurance, as well as heightened confidence. However, it can cause physical mutation and mental degradation in users. A small minority of users demonstrated the ability to actually see and sometimes travel into alternate dimensions, but were driven mad in the process. This phenomenon formed the basis of developing a technological means to duplicate the dimensional effect and allow safe travel.
Supercool Upright Citizens Brigade A totally legal recreational drug, it was the running gag in Season 2, culminating in the season finale which was a supposed exposé on the drug. Supercool is revealed to be nothing but the popular candy, Pixy Stix.[16]
Swampweed Gothic Hallucinogenic, euphoria-inducing drug, similar to cannabis. In the first game, was used by the Swamp Camp during meditation to increase their susceptibility to "visions" from The Sleeper. In Gothic 2, it distorted vision and appeared to slow time when used. Comes in different forms of varying potency: Green Novice, Northern Dark, Dreamcall and Black Rhobar (where it is mixed with tobacco).
Synthehol Star Trek: The Next Generation Synthehol is an artificial substitute for alcohol, allowing the drinker to experience the intoxicating effects without any adverse after-effects such as hangovers. In long-term doses it creates a psychological (but not physical) addiction, similar to cannabis.
Synthemesc A Clockwork Orange A hallucinogen, its name derived from "synthetic mescaline", in the milk-plus sold in the Korova Milkbar.
Tempus Transcendence (video game) An amphetamine that "slows down the user's subjective time".
Theobromos Kage Baker's "The Company" series A mood elevating substance when ingested in large quantities. While it refers to theobromine, its effects on immortals are unique; overindulgence causes disorientation, loss of balance, emotional effusiveness, and hangovers.
Thionite E. E. Smith's Lensman series A highly addictive euphoriant that is involved in the most dangerous illegal drug trafficking in the Lensman universe—possession and processing of it is considered a capital offense. Produced from plants based on the planet Trenco (reputed as the second-most-dangerous planet in the Milky Way next to Arisia), the final product is a purplish powder that is inhaled through the nose in minuscule amounts (no more than a few grains). The user then experiences the simultaneous satisfaction of every desire in his/her mind (noble and base alike) while the user's muscles flex involuntarily in a "muscle-lock." The entire experience (provided it is non-fatal) lasts just minutes. Overdose is fatal and frequent: aided by the drug's nature.
Totally Awesome Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake Metalocalypse An incredibly potent drug that causes you to "get so high your brains will blow chunks into the Milky Way". It causes you to go insane and leaves your mind a blank slate. It was used by members of the hair metal band, Snakes n' Barrels, during their reunion concert and caused all but their lead singer, Pickles, to go insane.
Trellium-D Star Trek: Enterprise In Vulcan physiology Trellium-D causes severe psychotic effects to the race when exposed in large quantities, and addiction is smaller controlled quantities. In either case the compound deteriorates the part of the Vulcan brain that is used to control and suppress emotions.
Tripwire Transmetropolitan An hallucinogen simulator, used and abused by sentient AIs.
Triptocaine Heavy Rain An narcotic drug that is blue in color and is inhaled through the nose. An 'Essential Painkiller'; Trip—root word from many needed amino acids such as Triptophan, and—caine from many local anesthetics such as Procaine and Lidocaine. Norman Jayden, one of the characters in the video game, has a serious addiction to the drug and suffers from withdrawal attacks. Symptoms of withdrawal include Epistaxis, involuntary twitching in the limbs, mild impairment of hand–eye coordination, temporary weakening of vision, hallucinations caused by use of ARI, and temporary weakening of muscle functions. The only known methods of stopping the attacks are exposure to cold water, wait out and endure the pain, or to take the drug. Norman is fearful of taking Triptocaine to stop his withdrawal attacks because he knows that frequent use or overdosing on the drug is fatal.
UltraJet Fallout series A super-potent version of Jet especially formulated for ghouls, who are barely affected by ordinary Jet.
Ultrazone Red Dwarf A mechanoid narcotic, which causes circuit board degradation.
U4 SiN This is a dangerously addictive narcotic developed by biochemist Elexis Sinclaire. A deliberate effect of the drug is genetic alteration, causing horrible mutations in the user. The drug was developed and distributed for the purpose of building a bio-engineered army for world conquest.
V True Blood The blood of vampires. In humans, causes intense euphoria and hallucinations, and psychically connects two or more people if they use it together. Also enhances the senses and strength. It is known to have intense withdrawal effects. Several characters have used it as an aphrodisiac.
Valkyr Max Payne Highly addictive narcotic in the form of a green neon liquid that spread rapidly through New York City. Junkies are prone to babbling and unpredictable violence; it produces a complete disassociation from reality and nightmarish hallucinations which can actually be experienced in Max Payne.
Vellocet A Clockwork Orange Ingredient in milk-plus, sold in the Korova Milkbar. Produces alertness and ultra-violent tendencies; presumably an amphetamine of some sort, given the name.
Videodrome Videodrome While not a drug in the usual sense, Videodrome produces drug-like effects when someone is exposed to it. It produces externalized hallucinations, usually of a disturbing nature, and then finally develops a reality-warping ability in the user. Videodrome is actually a radio signal that induces the growth of the "Videodrome tumor" which grants said abilities.
Vraxoin Doctor Who episode "Nightmare of Eden" Addictive and deadly narcotic drug, also known as "vrax" created from mandrells, alien monsters from the planet Eden. When electrocuted (or perhaps destroyed by high temperature) mandrells are reduced to a fine, grey powder: vraxoin. The drug causes lassitude, happiness and general well-being, while withdrawals are characterized by paranoid mania. The mandrells of Eden are a "new" source of vraxoin, implying that there was once another source. The fact that planetary customs officers still scan for vraxoin - apparently some decades after the last source was destroyed - implies that either additional sources are known, or there are considerable stockpiles. Refer to the essay Doctor Who's Drug War: An Investigation into the themes of "Nightmare of Eden" from Earthbound Timelords.
White Claudia Silent Hill series A highly addictive hallucinogenic drug cultivated from a plant of the same name (reference to Aglaophotis Plant) which is indigenous to Silent Hill. The cult in Silent Hill ritualistically uses the drug in their religious ceremonies. Additionally, Dr. Michael Kaufmann uses the drug to keep members of the Alchamilla Hospital staff addicted and thus completely loyal to him.
Whiz Mona Lisa Overdrive A stimulant that is sold in solid pellets, it must be ground up and delivered to the mucous membranes at the back of the throat via an inhaler. Attempting to snort the powder can cause serious damage to the nasal passages.
Zom-B The Onion Crystalline narcotic substance with similar effects to barbiturates; when injected, causes a stuporous mental coma and involuntary stimulation of the user's motor functions and reflex system resulting in compulsive wandering, hence the name "Zom-B". Featured in a humorous article entitled "CIA Unveils New Ghetto Drugs for '98" (July 9, 1997).
Zyme Deus Ex Hallucinogenic, euphoria-inducing drug, also magnifies vision when used. Overdoses can be fatal (only to NPCs as the player is able to ingest large quantities in a short time with no after effects aside from the "drunken effect"). Recreational drug of choice in the world of Deus Ex. Many mods have this drug give bullet time and enhanced abilities

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Snake oils can be found here. Also for compounds whose properties are not known.

Name Source Uses and effects
Aglaophotis Silent Hill A red, blood-like liquid used in exorcism taken from the plant of the same name (see Aglaophotis). Base to make White Claudia.
Alkadexabenzathera-
podazalamide
How to Murder Your Wife Also known in the movie as "goof balls" which, when taken in combination with alcohol produce an effect of "Ziiiiiip, Flop". "Goof balls" is also a street name for the non-fictional pentobarbital.
Blue Nine Neuromancer An outlawed psychoactive agent that had been shown to produce acute paranoia and homicidal psychosis in eighty-five percent of experimental subjects.
Conversion Gel Portal 2 Despite his company's financial insolvency, Aperture Science CEO Cave Johnson bought $7,000,000 worth of moon rocks and had them ground up into a gel. What benefit he intended to gain from the gel's consumption is unknown, but the "lunar poison" led to his becoming terminally ill. It turned out, however, that the toxic gel was an excellent portal conductor, allowing a user of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device to put a portal opening on surfaces normally not compatible after covering them in the gel.
Dragon's Breath Wet A new and dangerous designer drug being distributed around the world. Specific properties are unknown, although one character describes it as "brutal shit."
Fast Penta Vorkosigan Saga A truth serum. Causes the recipient to answer any questions asked without resistance. No side effects. Espionage agencies can induce an artificial allergy in their agents to cause them to go into anaphylactic shock if given this drug to protect their secrets.
Flashback Hyperion Addictive, Causes user to experience flash backs to previous life experiences. Requires a brain implant to use.
Frying Pan Antidote Family Guy In one episode, Peter said that if his wife found out he was going to skip their anniversary to play golf she will hit him with a frying pan, "which is why I'm going to drink this frying pan antidote". Peter drinks a green liquid and tells Brian to hit him with a frying pan; he does and Peter collapses onto the table.
Gladstones Warhammer 40,000 Rocks that are slightly psychically reactive. They are be held in the users palm of either hand, or held under the tongue. They provide a sense of well-being (described as a warm, blissful sensation) and sublime for days, possibly weeks on a single use. They are usually a pale stone (commonly yellowish in color), of small form, smooth sided, rounded and warm to the touch.
Green powder The Silver Chair When burned, it creates a pleasant, drowsy feeling in people who inhale the smoke, and dulls their thinking. Used by the Lady of the Green Kirtle in an attempt to brainwash Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Puddleglum, and Prince Rilian into thinking that Narnia, the sun, and Aslan are just fantasies.
Habafropzipulops Church of the SubGenius Also known as Frop, this unknown substance (which is specified is not a drug) is in the pipe of Church figurehead J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. The substance is said to possibly contain either mystical, hallucinogenic, or Divine powers, or nothing at all. "Frop" is an effective brain coolant.
Hezekiah's Compound Elixir and Glandular Restorative The Cabinet of Curiosities A tonic sold by Hezekiah Pendergast in the 1800s. The tonic was eventually exposed as a lethal blend of cocaine, acetanilid, and alkaloid botanicals. It was the cause of uncounted addictions and deaths, including that of Hezekiah's wife.
LCL Neon Genesis Evangelion An oxygenated fluid, breathable by humans, which allows a pilot's nervous system to synchronize with that of an Evangelion mecha. Often erroneously thought to stand for 'Link Connect Liquid', though Gainax states this is wrong.
Metroid Vaccine Metroid Fusion A neon green, faintly luminescent substance containing Metroid cells, the only cure for X-Parasite infestation. Induces Metroid characteristics in those injected with it, including extreme vulnerability to cold and the ability to absorb X parasites for energy in their raw form. It does not, however, visibly alter the injectee's physical appearance.
Mickey Rooney's Crazy Pills Family Guy Generic-looking red and white pills that induce insanity, sponsored by Mickey Rooney. Possible effects include defecating in a chimney and screaming at mice shirtless.
Mutagenic Serum Fallout 2 An attempt to reverse the effects of the Forced Evolutionary Virus and restore Super Mutants to their human forms. It fails miserably, instead reducing the mutant to a grisly puddle.
Nigel West Dickens' Elixer Red Dead Redemption A snake oil sold by con man Nigel West Dickens. According to Dickens, it cures rheumatism, lumbago, acute, chronic, sciatic, neurologic and inflammatory pain, headaches, neuralgia, earache, toothaches, backaches, swellings, sprains, sore chest, throat swelling, contracted chords, contracted muscles, anxiety, ravaged nerves, stiff joints, wrenches, dislocations, cuts, bruises, as well as providing vigor, vitality, superhuman strength, sight, and accuracy, as well as the ability to chew through steel. But all it does is cause a bad case of diarrhea.
Nitrobarb Family D'Alembert series Truth serum. Once injected, the subject falls unconscious for 20–30 minutes, then reawakens in a state in which he/she will be compelled to answer any questions asked fully and truthfully. 50% of subjects die after use; possession and use of nitrobarb without Imperial permission is a capital offense.
NZT-48 Limitless movie A clear pill that once taken makes the user smarter and able to focus on certain things better. Can be harmful if addiction occurs, the user must gradually stop taking the pill.
P-Base Resident Evil Outbreak An unknown compound necessary to create the anti-T-virus serum called Daylight (see above).
PurBlood Mount Dragon A blood substitute developed by the biotechnology company GeneDyne. It consists of human hemoglobin manufactured by altered E. coli, purified using GeneDyne's proprietary GEF purification and artificially encapsulated. Due to flaws in the GEF process, it also causes hemoglobin poisoning and insanity within months.
Propulsion Gel Portal 2 Originally developed as a dietetic pudding substitute, propulsion gel is "a sweeter, slightly less non-toxic form of fiberglass insulation". The original intent of the gel was to cause subsequently ingested food to speed through the eater's body before any calories could be absorbed by the digestive system. When spread in large quantities on a surface, it vastly reduces the surface's friction and increases the speed of any objects moving across it.
Protoblood Lexx A fluid secreted by the Gigashadow. Exposure to protoblood animates the dead.
Rage Powermark A drug that takes any hostile emotion, and turns it into full-blown Rage.
Re-Agent (presumably Reanimation Agent) Re-Animator Unnamed, unspecified glowing green chemical substance which is capable of resurrecting the dead, right down to the molecular level. In a deleted scene in the film, Herbert West is shown using it as a stimulant, and is apparently quite addicted to it. In the original novella, it must be tailored to the individual, who's corpse must be very fresh so brain degeneration doesn't drive them violently and canniballistically insane.
Repulsion Gel Portal 2 Originally developed as a dietetic pudding substitute, repulsion gel is "a sweeter, slightly less non-toxic form of fiberglass insulation". The original intent of the gel was to cause subsequently ingested food to bounce off the stomach walls and out of the eater. When spread in large quantities on a surface, it causes objects to bounce off it.

It is apparently inadvisable to become covered in the gel because, while the exact element comprising it is unknown, it is "a lively one, and it does NOT like the human skeleton".

Soy sauce John Dies at the End A supernatural drug which grants the user, among other things, superhuman cognitive ability, the ability to see beings invisible to normal humans, and the ability to see in to the future and past. It is lethal to many, resulting in effects ranging from instantaneous explosion to possession by evil beings. It seemingly chooses who will and will not take it, and what effects they will experience.
Spook Warhammer 40,000 Spook is an addictive and highly illegal drug that gives the user temporary psychic powers. Made from ancient human protein. Comes in lurid green powder and a liquid form.
Tono-Bungay Tono-Bungay by H. G. Wells A tonic marketed as a "cure-all" but with no beneficial effects whatsoever. Based on Coca-Cola.
The Cure X-Men: The Last Stand A drug that reverses the evolutionary process and deactivates a mutant's superpower(s)
ThreeEye Storm Front, a novel in The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. Sold as a hallucinogenic street drug, ThreeEye temporarily grants a user The Sight, a wizard's ability to see into the NeverNever (the magical world) and see beings from the NeverNever as they actually are. Users who are not aware of the NeverNever believe that what they see are hallucinations. ThreeEye was also mentioned on The Dresden Files TV series.
Turkish Delight The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe A real confectionary, with no unusual properties. In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, however, the White Witch used an enchanted, addictive form to lure Edmund Pevensie into her clutches.
White Chrism Silent Hill An opague white liquid, used by the cult of Silent Hill in several of their ceremonies, including the Ritual of the Holy Assumption, and the Crimson Ceremony (Resurrection Spell).
Yakov's Elixir The Inspector General A snake oil found within the film.
Infestation Antidote StarCraft: Brood War A drug that kills the Zerg Hyperevolutionary virus and reverses its effects.
Neurostim StarCraft: Brood War A drug administered to the Overmind to put it into stasis.
Lines The Cranberries song "Salvation" An addictive drug described in very minute detail in the song, apparently, it is not a drug at all. lyrics imply that it slowly takes over the soul as the addiction progresses, rather than the brain and body. Side effects include insomnia and bleeding scalp. It can be cured by something called "Liberty", however, since the drug consumes the soul, it may actually be Liberty, the idea of freedom. Most speculate that "Lines" refers to drugs such as cocaine which are snorted in "Lines" and that the idea of true freedom is better than fictional feeling of freedom created by drug abuse.
Valkyr Max Payne (film) An addictive blue liquid drug that was designed to either increase confidence or physical strength, but causes hallucinations that lead to suicide. Valkyr was developed for American soldiers fighting in the Middle East by the Aesir Company, but the project was shelved when 99% of all subjects suffered hallucinations. B.B., the head of Aesir's security, and Sergeant Lupino, one of the successful test subjects, recreated the formula and started selling it on the streets of New York City.

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