Do you need a prescription for DMSA?
DMSA and EDTA are mainstream medications. A prescription version of DMSA — brand name Chemet — is used (rarely) to treat severe overdoses of lead. Some poisoning centers treat metal poisoning by giving EDTA through an IV.
Can you buy DMSA over the counter?
The products list DMSA (meso-2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid), as an active ingredient, which is contained in an FDA-approved prescription product indicated for the treatment of lead poisoning in children. FDA advises consumers to avoid all products offered over-the-counter (OTC) for chelation or detoxification.
How is DMSA performed?
A DMSA scan of the kidneys involves an injection of the radiopharmaceutical into the vein, followed by the scan about 90 minutes to 4 hours after the injection. You can usually leave the hospital or nuclear medicine facility after the injection and return later.
How to take DMSA?
empty your bladder completely.
What is DMSA chelation?
Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) chelation is a treatment for heavy metal poisoning. DMSA chelation is most commonly used to remove lead from the body, although it may also be used for mercury poisoning and for dangerous levels of other heavy metals. Chelation needs to be performed under the supervision…
What is DMSA capsule?
12.5mg – 500mg Capsules. DMSA, also called succimer, is a chelating agent used for treating poisoning from lead, mercury, arsenic, and other metals.
Is DMSA nutrients?
As with any chelating agent, DMSA can cause deficiencies of copper, manganese, molybdenum and zinc, if they are not replaced by supplementation. DMSA doesn’t directly bind magnesium, cysteine, or glutathione, but heavy metal detoxification can result in depletion of these nutrients as well.