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For the RadAway that appears in the Fallout series, see RadAway.
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All you'd need is a little RadAway and poof, the isotope is gone.

Sierra Petrovita, Fallout 3

RadAway is a consumable item in Fallout 3.


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One of the marvels of pre-War medical science, RadAway is a biomedical solution designed to bond with radioactive particles and remove them from the user's system.[1] It effectively purges the body of radiation, but has nasty side effects, including nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, and headaches.[2][3][4] It has to be applied intravenously to work, making it a scary prospect for those afraid of needles.[5][6]


RadAway looks similar to a blood pack, except with a short tube and a distinctive orange color. There is also a readable label marked "RAD AWAY" written on it, further distinguishing it from a blood pack. RadAway also has a slight glow, making it easier to find in the dark, and indoors (although not as strong a glow as a Nuka-Cola Quantum).

The effectiveness of RadAway is dependent on the medicine skill, meaning that the higher the player's medicine skill, the more Rads are removed. At a Medicine of 100, a dose of RadAway will scrub away 150 rads of radiation. Additionally in Fallout 3, RadAway is no longer addictive when consumed, unlike previous games.

Effects of Medicine skill

10-60 Radiation60-110 Radiation
20-70 Radiation70-120 Radiation
30-80 Radiation80-130 Radiation
40-90 Radiation90-140 Radiation
50-100 Radiation100-150 Radiation



  1. Fallout demo, Fallout, and Fallout 2 item description: "{4800}{}{RadAway}"
    "{4801}{}{A chemical solution that bonds with radiation particles and passes them throughyour system. Takes time to work.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (demo), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "I'll take Rad-Away."
    Henry Casdin: "Can't stand this stuff, myself. Goes through me like a rampaging Brahmin."
    (Henry Casdin's dialogue)
  3. Charlie: "{128}{}{Damn Rad-Away gives me the runs...}"
  4. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-18: "If you have been exposed to large amounts of radiation, then use RadAway to remove the radiation from your system. It won’t feel good, but better a headache and some stomach problems for a couple of days than the long term effects of nuclear radiation! RadAway takes a little while to work."
  5. RadAway addiction image.
  6. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.124: "RadAway: Used after you have taken radiation damage, this drug will remove some of the contamination from your system. It takes time for the effects to work. There is a chance of developing an addiction to this drug."