Penicillamine is a chelator that can be used in the treatment of lead toxicity. The pharmaceutical form is D-penicillamine as L penicillamine is toxic. It is important to know the main use of this drug is for copper toxicity.
Dimercaprol, also known as BAL, is a heavy metal chelator. It is a bisulfide molecule and is a lipid-soluble drug that must be administered intramuscularly. This medication binds to heavy metals like lead and allow them to be excreted in the urine.
Calcium disodium edentate is a chelator that may be used IM or IV in the treatment of lead toxicity.
Also known as dimercaptosuccinic acid, succimer is a compound that contains two carboxylic acid and two thiol groups that is used as a chelating agent commonly indicated for the treatment of lead poisoning.
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