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- What other names is Edta known by?
- What is Edta?
- How does Edta work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Edta.
It is UNSAFE to use more than 3 grams of EDTA per day, or to take it longer than 5 to 7 days. Too much can cause kidney damage, dangerously low calcium levels, and death.
Do not use EDTA in amounts greater than those commonly found in foods if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have heart rhythm problems.
- You have diabetes.
- You have low levels of calcium, potassium, or magnesium (known as hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, and hypomagnesemia, respectively).
- You have liver problems.
- You have kidney problems.
- You have epilepsy (seizures).
- You have tuberculosis (TB).
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