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Fights wound infections. Cannot prevent zombification.
— In-game tooltip

Antibiotics are an item used in first aid.


First Aid

Main article: First Aid

Antibiotics are drugs available in Project Zomboid for the treatment of regular infections which arise from having an open wound that hasn't been treated appropriately (not to be confused with Zombification, which is always fatal).

Antibiotics halve the strength of a current infection to help it heal.

Antibiotics do nothing with the treatment of colds and zombification.


The loot distributions can be found in the table(s) below.

Antibiotics distribution Show / Hide
Effective chance calculations are based off of default loot settings, and median zombie density. The higher the density of zombies in an area, the higher the effective chance of an item spawning. Chance is also influenced by the lucky and unlucky traits.
Building/Room Container Effective chance
MedicalCache1 MedicalBox 10.78%
Nurse crate 10.78%
Nurse metal_shelves 10.78%
SafehouseLoot counter 10.78%
SafehouseLoot medicine 10.78%
all medicine 2.22%
all militarycrate 6.29%
bathroom counter 2.1%
bathroom medicine 2.1%
bathroom shelves 2.1%
dentiststorage metal_shelves 10.78%
hospitalstorage metal_shelves 10.78%
kennels counter 10.78%
kennels metal_shelves 10.78%
laboratory crate 10.78%
laboratory desk 10.78%
laboratory metal_shelves 10.78%
medical counter 10.78%
medical metal_shelves 10.78%
medical wardrobe 10.78%
medicalstorage counter 10.78%
medicalstorage metal_shelves 10.78%
pharmacy counter 10.78%
pharmacy metal_shelves 10.78%
pharmacystorage counter 10.78%
pharmacystorage metal_shelves 10.78%
pharmacystorage shelves 10.78%
prisoncells wardrobe 2.1%
Type Container Effective chance
Ambulance Trunk 10.78%


Code icon.png Code snippet! This section contains source code from Project ZomboidShow / Hide

Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\newitems.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item Antibiotics
        DisplayCategory = FirstAid,
        Weight	=	0.1,
        Type	=	Food,
        DisplayName	=	Antibiotics,
        Icon	=	Antibiotics,
        ReduceInfectionPower     =   50,
        CustomContextMenu   =   Take,
        CantBeFrozen = TRUE,
        Tooltip = Tooltip_Antibiotics,
        Medical = TRUE,
        WorldStaticModel = Antibiotics,

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