For an overview of stimpak types in all games, see Stimpak.


A stimpak is a hand-held medication used in healing the body. When the medicine is injected, it provides immediate healing of the body's minor wounds.


Stimpaks in Fallout: New Vegas function much the same as in Fallout 3, with one exception. If the player character chooses to play in Hardcore mode, stimpaks will heal over time (versus instantly) and will not heal crippled limbs. Limbs can only be healed by a doctor or with the use of items that specifically indicate limb healing in their information, including, but not limited to, Hydra, a doctor's bag, weapon binding ritual, daturana and healing poultice.

Medicine skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+36 Hit Points +6 Hit Points for 6s
20+42 Hit Points +7 Hit Points for 6s
30+48 Hit Points +8 Hit Points for 6s
40+54 Hit Points +9 Hit Points for 6s
50+60 Hit Points +10 Hit Points for 6s
60+66 Hit Points +11 Hit Points for 6s
70+72 Hit Points +12 Hit Points for 6s
80+78 Hit Points +13 Hit Points for 6s
90+84 Hit Points +14 Hit Points for 6s
100+90 Hit Points +15 Hit Points for 6s


This item can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

Stimpak (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E with at least 1 rank of the Camarader-E perk.




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