Generic name: edetate disodium
Dosage form: Injection
Medically reviewed on May 11, 2018.
Edetate Disodium Injection, USP is administered by intravenous infusion only after dilution.
For Adults: The recommended daily dosage is 50 mg/kg of body weight to a maximum dose of 3 g in 24 hours. The dose, calculated by body weight, should be diluted in 500 mL of 5% Dextrose Injection, USP or 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. The intravenous infusion should be regulated so that three or more hours are required for completion and the cardiac reserve of the patient is not exceeded. A suggested regimen includes five consecutive daily doses followed by two days without medication, with repeated courses as necessary to a total of 15 doses.
Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. See PRECAUTIONS.
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.