Dimercaprol (BAL)

Dimercaprol (BAL)- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugDimercaprol (BAL) is an Antidotes and Substances Used in Poisoning
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Dimercaprol (BAL) is used for
1. Acute poisoning by antimony
2. Arsenic
3. Bismuth
4. Copper-gold
5. Mercury and possibly thallium
6. Adjunct in lead poisoning
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms OILY INJECTION
Contraindications 1. Not indicated for iron
2. Selenium or cadmium poisoning
3. Severe hepatic impairment
4. Hypertension
5. Tellurium poisoning
Precautions 1. Hypertension
2. Renal impairment
3. Any abnormal reaction such as hyperpyrexia should be assessed
4. Pregnancy
5. Lactation
6. Alkalinize urine to pH of 7.5-8.0 using sodium bicarbonate.
Adverse Effects 1. Hypertension
2. Tachycardia
3. Malaise
4. Nausea
5. Vomiting
6. Abdominal pain
7. salivation
8. Lacrimation
9. Sweating
10. Burning sensation in the mouth
Pregnancy Category C

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