Calcium Disodium Edetate

Calcium Disodium Edetate-Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugCalcium Disodium Edetate is 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
Contraindications1. Anuria
2. Patients with active renal disease or hepatitis
3. Pregnancy
Precautions 1. Ensure adequate urine output
2. Pre-existing mild renal disease
3. Patients with lead encephalopathy and cerebral edema may experience a lethal increase in intracranial pressure
Adverse Effects1. Renal tubular toxicity which may lead to acute renal failure
2. Hypotension
3. Cardiac rhythm irregularities
4. Thirst
5. Headache
6. Fatigue
7. Malaise
8. Urinary frequency
9. Glycosuria
10. Proteinuria
Pregnancy Category B

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