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BAL In Oil Side Effects

Generic Name: dimercaprol

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dimercaprol. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name BAL In Oil.

Applies to dimercaprol: injectable solution

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking dimercaprol (the active ingredient contained in BAL In Oil) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregiver right away if you have:

  • severe drowsiness, severe headache;

  • severe nausea or vomiting, stomach pain;

  • pain or pressure in your throat or chest;

  • anxiety, restless feeling, rapid heartbeats;

  • pain, tingling, or tight feeling in your hands;

  • burning sensation in your mouth and throat;

  • burning sensation in your penis;

  • red or watery eyes, twitching eyelids;

  • runny nose, increased salivation; or

  • signs of a kidney problem--little or no urinating; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath.

Common side effects include:

  • weakness;

  • headache;

  • fever (especially in children); or

  • pain or a hard lump where the medicine was injected.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Not all side effects for BAL In Oil may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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