Brand Names:
Succimer


Drug Type: Antilead, Antidote, Chelation_agent

Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA)


Succimer (dimercaptosuccinic acid, DMSA) is one of the newer types of chelating agents used for removal of heavy metals from the bird s body. It has demonstrated to show more rapid results (clinical improvement is usually seen in patients within 24 hours) and is more effective than CaNa2EDTA at removing lead from the central nervous system and soft tissues.
25-40 mg/kg BID administered orally by gavage or syringe.