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Dimercaptosuccinic acid

Generic Name: Technetium Tc 99m Succimer (tek NEE shee um tee see nyne tee nyne em SUKS si mer)
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Technetium Tc 99m Succimer. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take technetium tc 99m succimer with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use technetium tc 99m succimer as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Dimercaptosuccinic acid Side Effects

Dimercaptosuccinic acid Side Effects

Applies to dimercaptosuccinic acid: intravenous kit

Along with its needed effects, dimercaptosuccinic acid may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking dimercaptosuccinic acid:


  • Fainting
  • fever

Some side effects of dimercaptosuccinic acid may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:


  • Nausea
  • rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about dimercaptosuccinic acid

  • Drug class: radiologic conjugating agents

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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