AN-DTPA Side Effects

Generic Name: pentetate calcium trisodium

Note: This document contains side effect information about pentetate calcium trisodium. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name AN-DTPA.

Some side effects of AN-DTPA may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to pentetate calcium trisodium: solution

Along with its needed effects, pentetate calcium trisodium (the active ingredient contained in AN-DTPA) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Also, because of the way these medicines act on the body, there is a chance that they might cause other unwanted effects that may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used. These may include certain types of cancer, such as leukemia or bladder cancer. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking pentetate calcium trisodium:

Incidence unknown
  • Chest pain
  • cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • tightness in chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wheezing

Some side effects of pentetate calcium trisodium may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence unknown
  • Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at site
  • blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of skin
  • cracked, dry, scaly skin
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • lightheadedness
  • metallic taste
  • nausea
  • swelling

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pentetate calcium trisodium: injectable solution

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included the loss of zinc, magnesium, and manganese from the small intestine, skeleton, panaceas, and testes. Depletion of these endogenous metals can interfere with necessary mitotic cellular processes.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included chest pain and lightheadedness.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included dermatitis.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included allergic reactions.

Local

Local side effects have included injection site reactions.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, diarrhea, and metallic taste.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included cough and wheezing.

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