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Heavy metal chelators (By injection)

Treats heavy metal poisoning. May also be used to treat very high levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia) or to control irregular heart beats due to digitalis poisoning.

Brand Name(s):

Calcium Disodium Versenate, Pentetate Calcium Trisodium, Pentetate Zinc Trisodium

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not be given this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to this medicine, or if you have severe kidney disease or hepatitis (a liver disease). You should not be given this medicine if you produce too little urine (anuria).

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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