This medication is a chelating agent, prescribed for hypercalcemia and for the control of ventricular arrhythmias associated with digitalis toxicity in emergency.
Contraindicated in patients with anuria, and hypersensitivity.
For Adults: The recommended daily dosage is 50 mg/kg of body weight to a maximum dose of 3 g in 24 hours.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• 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.
• Gastrointestinal :
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
• Miscellaneous : Tingling, numbness and headache.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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