What is Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Dimercaptosuccinic Acid, or succimer, is an antidote. It is used to treat lead poisoning.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Side effect Patients
Easily angry 1
Easily upset 1
Mean feelings 1
Nausea 1
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1
Stomach infection/inflammation 1

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Why patients stopped taking Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

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binet
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Oct 13, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Heavy Metal Toxicity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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