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What is the antidote for Hydrargyria?

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Asked by Joseph Chacko, 28 Jan '13 03:20 pm
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Chelation therapy for acute inorganic mercury poisoning can be done with DMSA, two , three-dimercapto-one-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS), D-penicillamine (DPCN), or dimercaprol (BAL). Only DMSA is FDA-approved for use in children for treating mercury poisoning. However, several studies found no clear clinical benefit from DMSA treatment for poisoning due to mercury vapor. No chelator for methylmercury or ethylmercury is approved by the FDA; DMSA is the most frequently used for severe methylmercury poisoning, as it is given orally, has fewer side effects, and has been found to be superior to BAL, DPCN, and DMPS. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) has been shown to be protective against acute mercury poisoning in several mammalian species when it is given soon after exposure; correct dosage is required, as inappropriate dosages increase toxicity. Although it has been hypothesized that frequent low dosages of ALA may have potential as a mercury chelator, studies in rats have been contradictory. Glutath ...more
Answered by Psycho, 28 Jan '13 03:24 pm

 
  
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Chelation therapy for acute inorganic mercury poisoning can be done with DMSA, 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS), D-penicillamine (DPCN), or dimercaprol (BAL).
Answered by iqbal seth, 28 Jan '13 04:34 pm

 
  
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No idea about Mercury poisoning.
Answered by Flying Saucer, 28 Jan '13 03:23 pm

 
  
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