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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)
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/7/2009
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