Brand Names:
Succimer


Drug Type: Antilead, Antitoxin, Chelating_agent

Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA)

Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is an orally administered chelating agent used for treatment of poultry with heavy metal poisoning. It is best used against lead or zinc, and may be effective for mercury toxicity.

Note: DMSA has a narrow margin of safety and should be used with caution.
  • 25-35 mg/kg PO q12 for 5 days/week for 3-5 weeks.