RadAway (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For the RadAway that appears in the Fallout series, see RadAway.
FO3 RadAway
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effects-50 Radiation
Hardcore mode only:
-5 Radiation for 10s
questsHigh Times

RadAway is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


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RadAway is an intravenous chemical solution that bonds with radiation particles and passes them through the body's system. It takes some time to work, and is also a potent diuretic.

It cannot be used to keep away from, or resist radiation when entering radioactive areas like its relative namesake Rad-X, but is instead used for after receiving radiation to purge some of it from the body.

On top of being addictive [1], it has several adverse effects, most notably headaches, stomach pains, and hair loss.

Medicine skill effectEdit

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10-60 Radiation -6 Radiation for 10s
20-70 Radiation -7 Radiation for 10s
30-80 Radiation -8 Radiation for 10s
40-90 Radiation -9 Radiation for 10s
50-100 Radiation -10 Radiation for 10s
60-110 Radiation -11 Radiation for 10s
70-120 Radiation -12 Radiation for 10s
80-130 Radiation -13 Radiation for 10s
90-140 Radiation -14 Radiation for 10s
100-150 Radiation -15 Radiation for 10s


Related questsEdit


  • Effect duration in Hardcore Mode is increased by Chemist and Day Tripper perks.
  • Contrary to RadAway being quite plentiful in Fallout 3, RadAway in Fallout: New Vegas is much less common, as most shops only have 1 to 3 in stock, if any at all, though it is often stocked by doctors. This is due to the fact that areas with radiation are far less prevalent than in the Capital Wasteland.
  • RadAway heals radiation over time in Hardcore mode, instead of instantly in Normal Mode.
  • RadAway glows even brighter than in Fallout 3, making it easy to locate.
  • After taking 20 doses of Rad-Away, you will be granted the Free Radical Perk, enhancing the effectiveness of RadAway.
  • 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

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