Last update: Dec. 1, 2004
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Heavy metal chelating agent used to treat intoxication with lead (also mercury and arsenic). Lead having been chelated by DMSA is eliminated through the urine. Although it is unlikely to be secreted into breast milk, it would be prudent to pump-out and dispose expressed milk for the next 5 days (until lead levels have lowered).
We do not have alternatives for Succimer.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM