Dimercaprol (BAL)

Dimercaprol (BAL)- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Dimercaprol (BAL) is 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, mercury and possibly thallium
5. Adjunct in lead poisoning
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms OILY INJECTION
Contraindications1. Not indicated for iron
2. Selenium or cadmium
3. Severe hepatic impairment
4. Hypertension
5. Tellurium poisoning
6. Peanut allergy
7. G-6-PD deficiency
Precautions1. Hypertension
2. Renal impairment
3. Elderly
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. Abdominal pain
6. Salivation
7. Lacrimation
8. sweating
9. Burning sensation in the mouth
10. Throat and eyes
11. A feeling of constriction in throat and chest
Pregnancy Category C

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