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Succimer (Systemic)

Brand Names : Chemet, dimercaptosuccinic acid, DMSA

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Chelating agent

Succimer (SUKS-si-mer) is used in the treatment of acute lead poisoning to remove excess lead from the body, especially in small children.

Succimer combines with lead in the blood stream. The combination of lead and succimer is then removed from the body by the kidneys. By removing the excess lead, the medicine lessens damage to various organs and tissues of the body.

  • Capsules (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Chemet

Other commonly used names are dimercaptosuccinic acid and DMSA .

† Not commercially available in Canada.


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Succimer: Before Using

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