WikiTox is free to users. The cost for running WikiTox have been derived from donations, money raised from courses and a limited grant.
HyperTox has been developed for the IOS for iphone and ipads (an android version is coming) to provide information to assist clinical management of acute poisoning.

HyperTox provides medical practitioners, trainees and allied health staff with comprehensive clinically focused poisoning management advice. In addition it provides a succinct summary of the underlying pathophysiology of toxicity. It is written and edited by experts in the field.
Major drugs, drug classes and chemicals are included with a consistent, searchable format allows easy to navigation to key information, links to references are provided. Individual monographs can be printed or emailed directly from the program.
No internet connection is needed to access the monographs in HyperTox

The free version of HyperTox provides unrestricted access to 10 monographs on individual drugs or drug classes. The other 55 monographs are unlocked with a single life time purchase.

HyperTox funds WikiTox an open source clinical toxicology curriculum project

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WikiTox Distance Learning Course

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The WikiTox Distance learning course in clinical toxicology has now been ported to be delivered by distance from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka as either a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Toxicology or as a Masters of Medical Toxicology.
WikiTox has been supporting the PGIM courses since 2009.
The course is currently accepting applications for enrollment using the forms available at this link Application form for toxicology course
A description of the course is available at the PGIM website or can be downloaded here

What is WikiTox

WikiTox is an open access curriculum project to improve the treatment of people who are poisoned.

All content is freely accessible to anyone who visits the site, membership is not required.

The purpose of WikiTox is to create a repository of information where individuals can upload teaching material to be used freely by individuals and other teachers.
It is not intended to get complete consensus in the material as toxicology deals with diverse problems and approaches

Intellectual content is donated by members who have joined WikiTox under falls under a Creative Commons . All content undergoes editorial scrutiny by an editorial group as well as members who are able to comment or edit.

The site is financially supported by donations from groups who have used the material to provide courses.

Why WikiTox

Most clinical toxicology is not taught by clinical toxicologists, as a consequence the standard of content delivered is variable in quality.
Most clinical toxicologists have teaching content that they have used in their own units or at selected meetings sitting on their hard disks. This would include keynote lectures. Precongress symposia, Pre and Post graduate teaching material.

Navigating in WikiTox


Most users will seek poisons information or donated teaching materials by entering a substance in the Search Wiki box in the left margin.
  • Specific treatment monographs always start with a number eg Acetaminophen
  • Other hits with a PDF or PPT icon are direct links to teaching files, these are also accessible by following links from the monograph


An alternate way is to browse the monograph list of contents accessed in the left margin as Poisoning Monographs

This produces as series of headings which can be expanded and will take you to monographs and other information


  • You are free to use the material in the website providing it is not for profit.
  • Please acknowledge the website as the source of the material and individual authors of presentations an appropriate acknowledgement is sourced from www.wikitox.org
  • Consider joining to upload more content, including any work that you have derived from this site


Anyone can access and download from WikiTox. In order to contribute you need to join. This will allow you to edit and upload files online.
To join click the join link at the top right hand part of the page

The project is currently funded by the South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC www.sactrc.org) whose major source of funding is from the Wellcome Trust and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia International collaborative research grant (GR071669MA )


Contributions are inserted directly into a website. The website is commonly known as a Wiki...it is an online editable website which has a relatively small learning curve.
This allows for multiple authors. Changes are tracked by a database. Individual pages can have their own discussion area for authors to put up suggestions
Text can be typed or cut and pasted
Other files such as documents can be uploaded and links inserted into the page to that file.

Web Site Structure

There are 2 sections:
  1. Curriculum Area: This area is for the development of content which will be available to end users to facilitate teaching clinical toxicology
    • Content is defined by the Curriculum which is organised into topic areas
  2. Project Administration: This provides an area for issues related to the conduct of the project and general suggestions

Getting Started

More help is available here in the wikispaces help section it is best to open this as a new page

A more general series of video tours of the wikiprocess are available here as a series of brief tours

This site is located at http://curriculum.toxicology.wikispaces.net/ but can also be accessed by www.wikitox.org