Pharmacology – MCQ 139 – British Anti Lewisite

BAL is useful in treating poisoning due to all except?
A. Lead
B. Organic mercury
C. Cadmium
D. Arsenic

Correct answer : C. Cadmium

Complexes formed by combining cadmium / iron with BAL are toxic. Hence BAL (dimercaprol) is contraindicated in treatment of iron / cadmium poisoning.

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