DMSA Protocol

Patients who are heavily intoxicated may show adverse reactions during the first few chelation treatments. The most common side effects noted are weakness during the day of chelation treatment, dull headaches and concentration difficulties. Some patients notice a slight decrease in vision ability, which will be gone the next day. Abdominal cramping may be experienced in patients with digestive problems. It is thus important to ‘detox’ the GI tract prior to oral chelation. Allergy reactions are rare, but can occur.

Recommended Dose:

Depending on exposure and patient constitution, 10 to 30mg/kg per body weight are recommended. Oral chelators are preferably taken on an empty stomach. If possible, the patient should not eat for two hours following intake.

Pre-Chelation Treatment Recommendations:

  • Constipation must be treated prior to oral chelation
  • Because oral chelators first detoxify the digestive tract, it is best to prepare the patient’s GI tract using probiotics and a high roughage diet. If possible, start this program 2 weeks prior to chelation.
  • Nutritional deficiencies should be addressed prior to the chelation treatment. A hair analysis will indicate if the body stores of essential elements are low

Prior to Treatment:

  • Do not eat fish four days prior to chelation. Fish may contain considerable amounts of arsenic and mercury.
  • Avoid smoking two days prior to chelation. Smoke contains nickel, cadmium, lead, beryllium and other metals. Inhaling these metals reduces the chelating agent’s ability to detoxify body tissues.
  • Stop taking nutritional supplements one day prior to chelation.