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What should I know about BAL in Oil ampules before receiving it?

If you receive BAL in Oil in an emergency situation, you should notify your regular doctor that you received the medication. If possible, before receiving BAL in Oil you should discuss with the doctor or emergency medical professional any health conditions you have, including liver or kidney problems. Also, discuss all drugs, vitamins and mineral supplements you take, since BAL in Oil interacts with various ingredients in these products.

Dimercaprol, the active ingredient in BAL in Oil, is in pregnancy Category C, which means its effects on pregnancy and nursing infants are not known. If possible, pregnant and breastfeeding women should talk with a doctor about the possible risks before receiving the medication.

If you receive BAL in Oil, the injection site may be painful. Some children who receive BAL in Oil develop a fever which lasts throughout treatment. It contains peanut oil; doctors should use caution in prescribing BAL in Oil for peanut-sensitive patients. Medication and equipment necessary to treat allergic reactions should be available if the product is administered to peanut-allergic patients.

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