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Ca-DTPA

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Ca-DTPA

OVERDOSE

In previous clinical studies, three deaths were reported in patients with severe hemochromatosis who were treated with daily IM Ca-DTPA (pentetate calcium trisodium inj) dosed up to 4 gram per day to reduce iron stores. One patient became comatose and died after receiving a total of 14 gram Ca-DTPA (pentetate calcium trisodium inj) , and the other two died after two weeks of daily treatment. Causal association with these events and the drug has not been established. (See WARNINGS)

CONTRAINDICATIONS

None known.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/7/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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