(E de tate paint SOE dee um) Brand: Disotate, Endrate
What is the most significant information I must know about edetate disodium?
EDTA is given in a hospital or abnormal setting. The medication should be given slowly through a needle placed in your vein. The infusion can take at least 3 hours to complete.
If possible till you receive this medicine, speak your caregivers if you have heart malady, congestive heart failure, a heart rhythm mess, diabetes, low potassium (hypokalemia), or a history of seizures, brain tumor, or head injury.
In an abnormal situation, it may not be possible till you are treated with EDTA to speak your caregivers about any health conditions you have or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. However, create certain any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your child knows that you have received this medication.
After treatment with EDTA, you will be watched to create certain the medicine has been effective and you no longer have any effects of tall calcium levels.
What is edetate disodium?
Edetate disodium (EDTA) is a chelating (KEE-late-ing) agent. A chelating agent is capable of removing a hard metal, such as lead or mercury, from the blood.
EDTA is used to lower blood levels of calcium when they have become dangerously tall. EDTA is also used to control heart rhythm disturbances caused by a heart medicine called digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin).
EDTA may also be used for purposes another than those listed in this medicine guide.
What must I discuss with my health care provider till receiving edetate disodium?
You must not receive this medicine if you are unable to urinate, or if you have arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
If possible, till you receive EDTA, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
· heart malady, congestive heart failure;
· a heart rhythm disorder;
· a history of seizures, brain tumor, or head injury;
· low potassium levels (hypokalemia); or
· if you take digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps).
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive EDTA, or you may need dosage adjustments or particular trials during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medicine may be deleterious to an unborn child. If possible, speak your doctor if you are pregnant till you receive EDTA.
It is not known whether EDTA passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. If possible, speak your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
In an abnormal situation, it may not be possible till you are treated with EDTA to speak your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. However, create certain any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your child knows that you have received this medication.
How is edetate disodium given?
EDTA is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will receive this injection in a hospital or abnormal setting. The medication should be given slowly through an IV infusion, and can take at least 3 hours to complete.
EDTA is generally given for 5 days in a row, followed by 1 day off the medication. This schedule is then repeated for as long as needed before blood calcium levels are lowered to a safety level.
After you receive EDTA, you will need to stay lying down for a short time. Reversing tall blood levels of calcium can reason a drop in your blood pressure. This can create you feel very light-headed or slow your breathing. You will need to be watched closely for these and another effects after you receive the medication.
To be certain this medicine is helping your condition, your blood and urine will need to be tested often. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with EDTA.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since EDTA is given by a healthcare provider, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Speak your caregivers right away if you think you have received too many of this medication. Overdose symptoms may include feeling light-headed or fainting.
What must I avoid after receiving edetate disodium?
Avoid getting up too quick from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What are the possible side effects of edetate disodium?
Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.
Speak your caregivers at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
· feeling like you might pass out; or
· severe blistering, peeling, or red skin rash.
Smaller serious side effects include:
· nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
· numbness or tingling (especially near your mouth);
· headache; or
· pain, redness, or swelling where the needle is placed.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Speak your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What another drugs will affect edetate disodium?
There may be another drugs that can interact with EDTA. Speak your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal commodity, and drugs predesigned by another doctors. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about EDTA.
Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.
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