Generic Name : Edetate Pronunciation : E de tate dye SOE dee um Therapeutic Classification : Chelating Agents ICD Code : Y57.2
International- Endrate. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a chelating agent, prescribed for hypercalcemia and for the control of ventricular arrhythmias associated with digitalis toxicity in emergency. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with anuria, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
For Adults: The recommended daily dosage is 50 mg/kg of body weight to a maximum dose of 3 g in 24 hours. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, congestive heart failure, abnormal heart rhythm, diabetes, low potassium levels, seizures, brain tumor, recent head injury, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Miscellaneous - Tingling, numbness and headache.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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