February 14, 2016


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What other names is Edta known by?

Acide Éthylènediaminetétracétique, Calcium Disodium Edathamil, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Calcium Disodium Edetate, Calcium Disodium Versenate, Calcium Edetate, Calcium EDTA, Chelation Therapy, Disodium Edathamil, Disodium Edetate, Disodium EDTA, Disodium ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, Disodium Tetraacetate, EDTA de Calcium Disodique, EDTA de Fer, Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, Éthylènediaminetétraacétate de Calcium et de Disodium, Éthylène-Diamine-Tétracétate Disodique, Iron EDTA, Sodium Edetate, Traitement Chélateur, Trisodium ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid.

What is Edta?

EDTA is a prescription medicine, given by injection.

Effective for...

  • Treating lead poisoning.

Likely Effective for...

  • Emergency treatment of life-threatening high calcium levels (hypercalcemia).
  • Treating heart rhythm problems caused by drugs such as digoxin (Lanoxin).

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating corneal (eye) calcium deposits.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Hardened skin (scleroderma).

Likely Ineffective for...

  • Treating coronary heart disease (CHD) or peripheral arterial occlusive disease.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Poisoning by radioactive products, Wilson's disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Raynaud's syndrome, gangrene, cancer, arthritis, vision problems, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, psoriasis, angina, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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