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Sodium Calcium Edetate

 
 
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    Sodium Calcium Edetate

Overview

    • 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
Last updated on August 18th, 2018
 
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