Poisoning Lead Treatment
Treatment for lead poisoning includes medications that remove lead from the bloodstream, as well as medications that control seizures.
Treatment for lead poisoning includes:
- Medications that remove lead from the bloodstream (chelation therapy):
- Dimercaprol (British Anti-Lewisite, BAL in Oil)
- Edetate calcium disodium (Calcium EDTA, Calcium disodium versenate)
- Succimer (Chemet)
- Penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)
- Medications for seizures:
- A diet that is rich in calcium, zinc, and iron
Continue to Poisoning Lead Home Care
- Brown MJ, McLaine P, Dixon S, Simon P. A randomized, community-based trial of home visiting to reduce blood lead levels in children. Pediatrics. 2006 Jan;117(1):147-53. 
- Chan GM, Hoffman RS, Nelson LS. Get the lead out. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Nov;44(5):551-2. 
- Frith D, Yeung K, Thrush S, Hunt BJ, Hubbard JG. Lead poisoning--a differential diagnosis for abdominal pain. Lancet. 2005 Dec 17;366(9503):2146. 
- Hirata M, Kosaka H, Yoshida T. A study on the effect of lead on event-related potentials among lead-exposed workers. Ind Health. 2004 Oct;42(4):431-4.