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Because of the possibility that Edetate Disodium Injection, USP may produce a precipitous drop in the serum calcium level, a source of calcium replacement suitable for intravenous administration (such as calcium gluconate) should be instantly available at the bedside before edetate disodium is administered. Extreme caution is dictated in the use of intravenous calcium in the treatment of tetany, especially in digitalized patients because the action of the drug and the replacement of calcium ions may produce a reversal of the desired digitalis effect.
Endrate (Edetate Disodium Injection, USP) is contraindicated in anuric patients. It is not indicated for the treatment of generalized arteriosclerosis associated with advancing age.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/27/2009
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