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Pentetate zinc trisodium Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to pentetate zinc trisodium: solution

Along with its needed effects, pentetate zinc trisodium 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.

Some side effects of pentetate zinc 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
  • Cough
  • headache
  • lightheadedness
  • pelvic pain
  • wheezing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pentetate zinc trisodium: injectable solution

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, lightheadedness[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Depletion of magnesium and manganese


Frequency not reported: Pelvic pain


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Some side effects of pentetate zinc trisodium 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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