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Endrate

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are fairly common following administration of this drug. Transient symptoms such as circumoral paresthesia, numbness and headache and a transient drop in systolic and diastolic blood pressure may occur. Thrombophlebitis, febrile reactions, hyperuricemia, anemia, exfoliative dermatitis and other toxic skin and mucous membrane reactions have been reported.

Nephrotoxicity and damage to the reticuloendothelial system with hemorrhagic tendencies have been reported with excessive dosages.

Read the Endrate (edetate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Drug/Laboratory Test Interactions

The oxalate method of determining serum calcium tends to give low readings in the presence of edetate disodium; modification of this method, as by acidifying the sample or use of a different method may be required for accuracy. The least interference will be noted immediately before a subsequent dose is administered.

Additives may be incompatible with the reconstituted (diluted) solution required for intravenous infusion. Consult with pharmacist, if available. When introducing additives, use aseptic technique, mix thoroughly and do not store.

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/27/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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