Dimercaprol (BAL)

Dimercaprol (BAL)- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugDimercaprol (BAL) is an Antidotes and Substances Used in Poisoning
Mechanism of ActionThe sulfhydryl groups of dimercaprol form complexes with certain heavy metals, thus preventing or reversing the metallic binding of sulfhydryl-containing enzymes. The complex is excreted in the urine.. 1
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
Molecular details Weight: 124.225
Chemical Formula- C3H8OS2
Available dosage forms OILY INJECTION
Dose As per the physician’s recommendation.
Contraindications 1. Not indicated for
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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