Chemet

Active Ingredient(s): Succimer
FDA Approved: * January 30, 1991
Pharm Company: * OVATION PHARMS
Category: Antidotes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Chemet Overview

Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), also called succimer, is a medication used to treat lead, mercury, and arsenic poisoning.[1] When radiolabeled with technetium-99m, it is used in a number of types of diagnostic testing.[2] A full course is 19 days of medications by mouth.[1] More than two weeks should pass before a second course is given.[1] Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and low blood neutrophil levels.&...

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Chemet side effects and effectiveness

I'm interested in finding out the side effects and effectiveness of Chemet. My son and I are supposed to start on it for lead detox. ## It's a heavy metal chelating agent, which means it's used to remove them from the body, since heavy amounts of them can be toxic and lead, as I am sure you're well aware, can be especially dangerous. Possible side effects may include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and eye watering. Learn more Chemet details here. Are there any other questions?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Succimer
  • Capsule: 100mg
  • Injection: 1mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Chemet: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 55292-201 Chemet 100 mg Oral Capsule by Recordati Rare Diseases, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Succimer or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Chemet side effects and effectiveness
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