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General Information on Edetate

Generic Name : Edetate

Pronunciation : E de tate dye SOE dee um

Latest prescription information about Edetate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Chelating Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Edetate

International- Endrate.

Why is Edetate 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 should Edetate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anuria, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Edetate?

For Adults: The recommended daily dosage is 50 mg/kg of body weight to a maximum dose of 3 g in 24 hours.

How should Edetate be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Edetate?

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.

What are the side effects of Edetate?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Miscellaneous : Tingling, numbness and headache.

What are the other precautions for Edetate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Edetate?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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