Dimercaprol

Other Names:
BAL
Use:
Dimercaprol (BAL) is a chelating agent used as an antidote for heavy metal intoxication. It is also used together with another medicine called edetate disodium (EDTA) to treat lead poisoning.

Typical Dosage: The typical dosage for an adult horse is 3-5 mg/kg q 6h IM for 2 days. Daily doses are then reduced through the period of recovery.

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