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What is the treatment for lead overdose that is best and has fewest side effects?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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In brief: Lead poisoning

In most cases of lead poisoning, removal from exposure is the only therapy needed.
If blood lead levels exceed a certain concentration, chelation therapy may be necessary, which is really a clinical judgment call. Exposure to lead must cease before chelation therapy begins. Dmsa (succimer) is fda-approved for lead-poisoned children, and is effective in adults. It is taken by mouth.

In brief: Lead poisoning

In most cases of lead poisoning, removal from exposure is the only therapy needed.
If blood lead levels exceed a certain concentration, chelation therapy may be necessary, which is really a clinical judgment call. Exposure to lead must cease before chelation therapy begins. Dmsa (succimer) is fda-approved for lead-poisoned children, and is effective in adults. It is taken by mouth.
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