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COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Chemet
USES: This medication is used to treat lead poisoning. It works by binding to the lead so that it may be removed by your kidneys. Removing lead from your body will lower the chance of severe problems caused by lead poisoning.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually every 8 or 12 hours, or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole. If you have trouble swallowing the capsule, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on soft food (such as applesauce). Swallow all of the drug/food mixture immediately without chewing. You may also place the contents on a spoon and swallow with fruit juice.
Dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and body size.
Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
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