The Pharmacopoeia Fantastica is your guide to fictional drugs from the worlds of movies, comics, television, books and popular music. If it’s part of humanity’s ongoing search for a perfect (if non-existent) high, sooner or later, it will show up here.
The drugs listed on this page are divided into categories according to their origins, nature and functions:
Drugs taken to induce abortions or miscarriages, or to prevent conception (but only when taken after sex.
Drugs which are intended to prevent aging or causes of aging.
Drugs which enhance sexual desire or pleasure (or at least, drugs that claim to do this) and treatments for erectile dysfunction.
Drugs intended for use by robots, computers or machines.
Drugs which induce hallucinations, with whatever degree of reality.
Drugs deriving from a magical, alchemical or magickal source.
Drugs intended to be used to treat physical ailments.
Drugs that are fictional even within their own fictional contexts.
Drugs which cause temporary or permanent changes in the bodies of those who take them which place them outside the human (or other relevant species) norm.
Drugs which are in fact poisons intended to kill pest animals.
Drugs whose only effect is psychosomatic.
Drugs which cause direct physical harm, and which have no other purpose.
Drugs intended to be used to treat psychiatric ailments.
Drugs intended to cause physical drowsiness, sleep, unconsciousness or emotional calm.
Drugs which are themselves self-aware entities, often smarter than the people who take them.
Drugs intended to encourage the growth of muscle tissue.
Drugs intended to prolong alertness and wakefulness.
Drugs intended to compel honesty in those dosed with them.
Drugs which do not fall any of the other categories, whether listed here or not.