Drug Index

DMSA

 
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Synonym :

Dimercaptosuccinic acid

Mechanism :

It is a heavy metal chelator used in the treatment of lead toxicity.


Indication :

• Lead Poisoning

• Mercury poisoning

• Arsenic poisoning


Contraindications :

Known allergy to DMSA.


Dosing :

Safety and efficacy in infants have not been established.

30 mg/kg/day 8 hourly PO for 5 days and then 20 mg/kg/day 12 hourly PO for 14 days.


Adverse Effect :

Nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, bitter taste in mouth, rash, eutropenia.


Interaction :

None known.


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