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Thick red paste is a consumable item in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


Thick red paste is a healing item which restores the player's hit points when consumed, and also temporarily increases maximum HP by 15 points.


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

flour (1)
Icon range
Old World Blues add-on
Icon level
Thick red paste (1)



  • Thick red paste is considered a "banned" item by Caesar's Legion, and will be confiscated when the player character travels to The Fort.
  • In hardcore mode it has no effect on the player character's Food or H2O meters.
  • Restoring health with this item does not count towards the Desert Survivalist challenge.
  • HP restoration is increased by Implant Y-7.
    • Thick red paste does not restore AP when using this implant.
  • The amount healed is not affected by the player character's Survival or Medicine skills, as it is not marked as a Food or Medicine item.
  • The duration of both effects is affected by the Logan's Loophole trait and the Chemist and Day Tripper perks.


PCIcon pc The in-game Pip-Boy description erroneously shows "+19 HP(30s)" instead of +15 Max HP for 240 seconds and +4 HP for 30 seconds.[verified]