Acrodynia Medication

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Kamila K Padlewska, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to remove the causing agent, to reduce morbidity, and to prevent complications.


Chelating agents

Class Summary

Succimer almost completely prevents methylmercury uptake by erythrocytes and hepatocytes.

Succimer (Chemet)

Succimer is a metal chelating agent, an analog of dimercaprol, and is used in lead poisoning. It is available as 100-mg capsule.