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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.

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

Other

Frequency not reported: Chest pain, depletion of zinc, magnesium, manganese, and metalloproteinases

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, lightheadedness, metallic taste[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, diarrhea[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Coughing, wheezing[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Dermatitis[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Injection site reactions[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Pentetate Calcium Trisodium (pentetate calcium trisodium)." Akorn Inc, Buffalo Grove, IL.

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.

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