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Bal in Oil Ampules

BAL in Oil Ampules
(dimercarprol injection, USP)

Bal in Oil Ampules

DRUG DESCRIPTION

BAL (2, 3-dimercapto-1-propanol) 10%, Benzyl Benzoate 20%, in Peanut Oil

C3H8OS2                Molecular Weight 124.22

Dimercaprol Injection USP is a colorless or almost colorless liquid chelating agent having a disagreeable, mercaptan-like odor. Each 1 mL sterile BAL in Oil (Dimercaprol Injection USP) contains: 100 mg Dimercaprol in 200 mg Benzyl Benzoate and 700 mg Peanut Oil.

What are the possible side effects of dimercaprol (BAL In Oil)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast heart rate, feeling anxious or restless;
  • pain or tightness in your throat, chest, or hands;
  • burning sensation of your throat, mouth, or lips; or
  • burning sensation in your penis.

Less serious side effects include:

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
  • numbness or tingling...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/22/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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