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Pentetate zinc trisodium Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of pentetate zinc trisodium may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to pentetate zinc trisodium: solution

As well as its needed effects, pentetate zinc trisodium may cause unwanted side effects that require 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.

Some pentetate zinc trisodium side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Incidence unknown
  • Cough
  • headache
  • lightheadedness
  • pelvic pain
  • wheezing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pentetate zinc trisodium: injectable solution

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache and lightheadedness.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects have included pelvic pain.[Ref]


1. Ranchere JY, Latour JF, Fuhrmann C, Lagallarde C, Loreuil F "Amphotericin b intralipid formulation: stability and particle size." J Antimicrob Chemother 37 (1996): 1165-9

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