Pharmacopoeia Fantastica

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:

Abortifacients
Drugs taken to induce abortions or miscarriages, or to prevent conception (but only when taken after sex.

Anti-Agathics
Drugs which are intended to prevent aging or causes of aging.

Aphrodisiacs
Drugs which enhance sexual desire or pleasure (or at least, drugs that claim to do this) and treatments for erectile dysfunction.

Cyberdrugs
Drugs intended for use by robots, computers or machines.

Hallucinogens
Drugs which induce hallucinations, with whatever degree of reality.

Magicals
Drugs deriving from a magical, alchemical or magickal source.

Medicals
Drugs intended to be used to treat physical ailments.

Metafictionals
Drugs that are fictional even within their own fictional contexts.

Mutagens
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.

Pesticides
Drugs which are in fact poisons intended to kill pest animals.

Placebos
Drugs whose only effect is psychosomatic.

Poisons
Drugs which cause direct physical harm, and which have no other purpose.

Psychiatrics
Drugs intended to be used to treat psychiatric ailments.

Sedatives
Drugs intended to cause physical drowsiness, sleep, unconsciousness or emotional calm.

Sentients
Drugs which are themselves self-aware entities, often smarter than the people who take them.

Steroids
Drugs intended to encourage the growth of muscle tissue.

Stimulants
Drugs intended to prolong alertness and wakefulness.

Truth Sera
Drugs intended to compel honesty in those dosed with them.

Unclassifiables
Drugs which do not fall any of the other categories, whether listed here or not.

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