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Drug Guide

Sodium Calcium Edetate

    Sodium Calcium Edetate

  • Mechanism of Action

  • A heavy metal chelator that binds to metals such as lead and arsenic, forming a stable compound that can be excreted.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Arsenic poisoning (second line)
  • Lead poisoning (second line)
  • Adverse Effects
  • Rash
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Hypotension
  • Elevated LFTs
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Zinc & copper deficiency
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