What should I know about sodium calcium edetate before taking it?

Sodium calcium edetate can be fatal, especially in children. It can cause a fatal, toxic reaction called lead encephalopathy. Talk to your doctor about any medical conditions you may have. You should not take sodium calcium edetate if you have kidney disease, active hepatitis, or if you are not able to urinate. There is no expected damage to a developing fetus if you take sodium calcium edetate while pregnant. Because it is unknown if sodium calcium edetate is secreted in breast milk, talk to your doctor about breastfeeding while taking sodium calcium edetate. Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and supplements. Some medications may interact with sodium calcium edetate including insulin zinc and steroids.

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