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For the RadAway that appears in the Fallout series, see RadAway.


RadAway is a consumable item in Fallout 3.


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RadAway is an intravenous[1][2] chemical solution that bonds with radioactive particles and removes them from the user's system.[3] 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.[4][5][6]


In Fallout 3, RadAway is no longer addictive. This item looks like a blood pack with "RadAway" written on the label, although it also has a short tube sticking out of the bottom and a distinctive orange color compared to a typical blood pack's dark red. It can be found in almost every medical or science facility and can often be found in first aid boxes that hang on walls or are kept on shelves. It can also be bought from a variety of doctors in the Capital Wasteland. The effectiveness of RadAway is dependent on the player character's Medicine skill, meaning that the higher the player character's Medicine skill, the more Rads are removed.

Medicine skill effect

10-60 Radiation 
20-70 Radiation 
30-80 Radiation 
40-90 Radiation 
50-100 Radiation 
60-110 Radiation 
70-120 Radiation 
80-130 Radiation 
90-140 Radiation 
100-150 Radiation 



  • RadAway has a dull glow, making it easier to find in the dark, though not as strong a glow as a Nuka-Cola Quantum. There is also a readable label marked "RadAway" written on it. This makes it easier to distinguish from a blood pack.
  • One can obtain a large number of these by trading tech with Henry Casdin at Fort Independence. See the unmarked quest The Outcast Collection Agent to see exchange details.
  • RadAway can be received from Winthrop in the Museum of History for five pieces of scrap metal. See the repeatable quest This Old House.
  • RadAway can sometimes be obtained from Moira Brown, after contracting radiation poisoning in the quest Wasteland Survival Guide.
  • RadAway bears a striking resemblance to a real-world unit of fresh frozen plasma (which would be a viable medium for such a chemical).


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