Drug Type: Chelating

Dimercaprol (BAL)


Dimercaprol (BAL) is a chelating agent that is used to remove a heavy metal (such as lead or mercury) from the blood. It is also used together with another medicine called edetate disodium (EDTA) to treat lead poisoning.

Typical Dosage: 25-35 mg/kg given orally, twice a day for 5 days per week for 3-5 weeks.