Calcium Disodium Edetate

Calcium Disodium Edetate- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugCalcium Disodium Edetate is an Antidotes and Substances Used in Poisoning
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Calcium Disodium Edetate is used for
1. Lead poisoning
2. Lead encephalopathy
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms AMPOULE
Contraindications 1. Anuria
2. Patients with active renal disease or
3. Pregnancy
Precautions1. Ensure adequate urine output, pre-existing
mild renal disease
2. patients with lead encephalopathy and cerebral edema may experience a lethal increase in intracranial pressure following intravenous infusion, the intramuscular route is preferred for these
Adverse Effects 1. Renal tubular toxicity which may lead to
acute renal failure
2. Fever
3. Chills
4. Lacrimation
5. Increased prothrombin time
6. Pain at the intramuscular injection site
7. Hypotension
8.Cardiac rhythm irregularities
9. Thirst
10. headache
11. fatigue
12. malaise
Pregnancy Category B

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