What is DMSA?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Succimer)

DMSA, which stands for Dimercaptosuccinic acid, is a chelating agent used to remove toxic heavy metals from the body.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with DMSA

Side effect Patients
Blood in stool 1
Decreased appetite 1
Nausea 1

Why patients stopped taking DMSA

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking DMSA


Stopped taking DMSA

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for DMSA.