edetate calcium disodium

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ed·e·tate cal·ci·um di·so·di·um

(ed'ă-tāt kal'sē-ŭm dī-sō'dē-ŭm),
Contracted name for a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetate, an agent used as a chelator of lead and some other heavy metals. Available in several forms: disodium, sodium, and trisodium.

edetate calcium disodium (EDTA)

a chelating agent used to treat lead poisoning. It is not the same as edetate disodium.

edetate calcium disodium

A chelating agent capable of reducing poisonous levels of heavy metals, such as lead, manganese and iron, in the body. It has the advantage over edetate sodium that it has a lower affinity for calcium than for these heavier metals. It does not, however, remove mercury.

Edetate calcium disodium (EDTA calcium)

A chemical agent used to remove excess lead from the body.
Mentioned in: Lead Poisoning
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a pharmaceutical company focused on the production and dispensing of high quality innovative compounded medications, today announced the availability of a significantly lower-cost compounded alternative to Valeant's Calcium Disodium Versenate (edetate calcium disodium injection, USP), commonly used to stabilize and treat patients exposed to lead poisoning.
Valeant has increased the price of Calcium Disodium Versenate by over 2,700 percent since it acquired the drug as part of its purchase of Medicis in 2013.
Initial therapy included parenteral enrofloxacin (15 mg/kg IM q12h, Baytril, Bayer Healthcare LLC, Shawnee Mission, KS, USA) for possible bacterial gastroenteritis caused by foreign material, subcutaneous lactated Ringer's (50 mL/kg divided q12h), calcium disodium versenate (a) (25 mg/kg diluted in 0.
a) Parenteral calcium disodium versenate or EDTA (Medicis Pharmaceuticals, formerly a 3M company) is not commercially available at the time of publication and can only be purchased through a licensed veterinary compounding pharmacy.
The boy was treated with 5 days of British antilewisite (dimercaprol) and calcium disodium versenate, and he clinically responded, Dr.
5 mg/kg IM); calcium glubionate (100 mg/kg PO); calcium gluconate (100 mg/kg IM); supplemental fluids (45 mL/kg SC; Normosol-R, Hospira, Inc, Lake Forest, IL, USA); doxycycline (60 mg/kg IM; Vibravenos formulation, Pfizer Laboratories, London, Ontario, Canada); vitamins A, D, and E (3300 IU/kg IM; Northwest Pharmacy and Compounding Center, Houston, TX, USA); and edetate calcium disodium (35 mg/kg IM; calcium disodium versenate, 3M Pharmaceuticals, Northridge, CA, USA).