What is EDTA Chelation Therapy?

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Edetate calcium disodium (CaEDTA) and Edetate disodium (NaEDTA) are chelating agents administered intravenously. CaETDA is used for high blood lead levels and may be useful in poisoning by zinc, manganese, and certain heavy radioisotopes. NaEDTA is used to treat hypercalcemia (elevated calcium).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with EDTA Chelation Therapy

Side effect Patients
Auditory hallucinations 1
Fatigue 1
Phantosmia 1
Seizures (complex partial) 1
Visual hallucinations 1

Why patients stopped taking EDTA Chelation Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using EDTA Chelation Therapy

Duration

Stopped using EDTA Chelation Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for EDTA Chelation Therapy

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Sep 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Detox heavy metals and toxins)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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