Generic Name : Pentetate Calcium Trisodium Inj Pronunciation : PEN-teh-tate KAL-see-uhm try-SO-dee-uhm Therapeutic Classification : Heavy Metal Antagonists
International- Ca- DTPA. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a chelating agent, prescribed for radiation contamination. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adults and Adolescents: IV- The recommended initial dose is 1gram as a single dose.
Pediatrics (less than 12 years of age): IV- The recommended maintenance dose is 14 mg/kg once a day. 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 asthma, kidney impairment, low blood minerals, hemochromatosis, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Monitor complete blood cell counts, urinalysis, kidney function, and blood electrolyte and essential metal counts regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Headache, lightheadedness, chest pain, allergic reaction, dermatitis, metallic taste, cough, wheezing, nausea and diarrhea, and injection site reactions.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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