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RadAway (sometimes spelled as Rad-Away)[1][2] is a consumable item in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Fallout Shelter, and Fallout: The Board Game.


RadAway is an intravenous[3][4] chemical solution that bonds with radioactive particles and removes them from the user's system.[5] While Rad-X is designed to increase the body's natural resistance to radiation, RadAway is designed to be used after exposure. Purging the body of radiation takes some time to complete, and anyone using it will experience its adverse effects: it's a potent diuretic and can cause nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains and headaches.[1][2][6]



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A packet of RadAway, reducing the player character's radiation count on use. RadAway is addictive in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics (see RadAway addiction). RadAway is not addictive in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.

Its appearance also varies somewhat between games. Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics features RadAway in a translucent IV bag with a large red cross. In Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4, it's a simple I.V. bag with "Rad Away" written on it in marker pen. In Fallout 76, it comes in a unique, branded packaging and trade dress with the RadAway logo.



  1. 1.0 1.1 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)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Charlie: "{128}{}{Damn Rad-Away gives me the runs...}"
  3. RadAway addiction image.
  4. 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."
  5. 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))
  6. 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."