Succimer is a chelating (KEE-late-ing) agent that is used to remove a heavy metal (such as lead) from the body. Succimer binds to lead in the blood and allows it to be passed out in the urine.
Succimer is used to treat lead poisoning.
Succimer may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
You should not use succimer if you are allergic to it.
To make sure succimer is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
It is not known whether succimer will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether succimer passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.