Edetic acid

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Scientific Name: Edetic acid
Brand Name: Not Available
Company Owner: Graceway pharmaceuticals llc, Watson laboratories inc, 3m pharmaceuticals inc
Mechanism Of Action The pharmacologic effects of edetate calcium disodium are due to the formation of chelates with divalent and trivalent metals. A stable chelate will form with any metal that has the ability to displace calcium from the molecule, a feature shared by lead, zinc, cadmium, manganese, iron and mercury. The amounts of manganese and iron metabolized are not significant. Copper is not mobilized and mercury is unavailable for chelation because it is too tightly bound to body ligands or it is stored in inaccessible body compartments. The excretion of calcium by the body is not increased following intravenous administration of edetate calcium disodium, but the excretion of zinc is considerably increased.
Description of the Drug: Edetic acid is a chelating agent used to treat mercury and lead toxicity and some blood transfusion dependent anemias.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00974