Dimercaptosuccinic acid is a custom pharmacy drug, also commonly referred to as a succimer, that has been utilized in medicine for many decades. It is used for the treatment of patients suffering from mercury, lead, and arsenic poisoning. It is also used in diagnostic testing. Dimercaptosuccinic acid is classified in the family of drugs known as chelating agents.
Dimercaptosuccinic acid is taken orally, typically for 19 days or as directed by your physician. Drink fluids regularly while taking this drug. Ask your physician about specific instructions for dosage and use.
As with any drug,
A variety of other side effects are possible, so if any of the above or any other side effects are experienced, observe them closely and seek medical help if you feel it is warranted, and absolutely if any of your side effects are growing in intensity, settling in or lingering.
Seek emergency medical attention immediately if you are having an allergic reaction. Possible signs of
Discuss this drug with your prescribing physician and he or she will review your medical condition, relative health, and age as well as all contraindications before deciding if dimercaptosuccinic acid is safe for your use.
Do not take this drug if you are breastfeeding.
Pregnant women should not take this drug unless their physician deems it to be absolutely critical to their treatment.
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