What is Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: DMSA

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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 2
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 2

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

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Blood in stool 1
Bone Pain 1
Decreased appetite 1
Easily angry 1
Easily upset 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Dosage Patients
12mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Duration

Currently taking Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

Oct 13, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for 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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