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Chemet Side Effects

Generic Name: succimer

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 15, 2020.

Note: This document contains side effect information about succimer. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Chemet.

For the Consumer

Applies to succimer: oral capsule

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, succimer (the active ingredient contained in Chemet) 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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking succimer:

Less common

  • Chills
  • fever

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of succimer 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:

More common

Succimer may cause your urine, sweat, and feces to have an unpleasant odor.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to succimer: oral capsule

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash (some requiring discontinuation)

Frequency not reported: Papular rash, herpetic rash, rash, mucocutaneous eruptions, pruritus[Ref]

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: Mild to moderate neutropenia, increased platelet count, intermittent eosinophilia[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hemorrhoidal symptoms, loose stools, abdominal cramps, stomach pains[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Appetite loss, chills, increased serum cholesterol[Ref]

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Elevated SGPT, SGOT, alkaline phosphatase[Ref]

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Decreased urination, voiding difficulty, proteinuria increased[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Arrhythmia[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, dizziness, sensorimotor neuropathy, sleepiness, paresthesia, metallic taste in mouth[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Back pain, rib pain, flank pain, kneecap pain, leg pains[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Fever, flu like symptoms, heavy head/tired, ears plugged[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Cloudy film in the eye, eyes watery[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Throat sore, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, cough[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Head cold, moniliasis, otitis media

References

1. "Product Information. Chemet (succimer)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.

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.