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Edetic Acid

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Antidote: Chelating agent

Chemical Name

Etylendiamino-N,N,N',N'-tetra-acetic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum edeticum (Latin)
  • Edetinsäure (German)
  • Acide édétique (French)
  • Ácido edético (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide édétique (OS: DCF)
  • Edetic Acid (OS: BAN)
  • (Ethylene dinitrilo) tetraacetic acid (IS)
  • Ae DTE (IS)
  • Diaminoethanetetraacetic acid (IS)
  • EDTA (IS)
  • Ethylendiamintetraessigsäure (IS)
  • Ethylendiamintetraethansäure (IS)
  • Ethylendinitrilotetraessigsäure (IS)
  • Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (IS)
  • Tetrine acid (IS)
  • Versene acid (IS)
  • Acidum edeticum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Edetic Acid (PH: BP 2018, NF 33, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Edetic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Edetinsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Edétique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Edetate Calcium Disodium (OS: USAN)
  • Sodium (calcium édétate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Sodium Calcium Edetate (OS: BAN)
  • Edathamil calcium-disodium (IS)
  • Edetate calcium disodium x-hydrate (IS)
  • EDTA Calcium (IS)
  • Calcium Sodium Edetate Hydrate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Edetate Calcium Disodium (PH: USP 41)
  • Natrii calcii edetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Natriumcalciumedetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium (calcium édétate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium calcium edetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Sodium Calcium Edetate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Dicobalt Edetate (OS: BAN)
  • Cobalt tetracemate (IS)
  • Edetinsäure, Dikobalt-Salz (IS)
  • Disodium Edetate (OS: BANM)
  • Disodium Edetate Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Sodium (édétate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (IS)
  • Disodium Tetrine (IS)
  • Edetinsäure, Dinatriumsalz-2-Wasser (IS)
  • Natrium-EDTA (IS)
  • Tetracemate disodium (IS)
  • Dinatrii edetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Disodium Edetate (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Disodium edetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Disodium Edetate Hydrate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Edétate disodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Edetate Disodium (PH: USP 41)
  • Natriumedetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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