Active Ingredient(s):Edetate Disodium, Disodium EDTA FDA Approved: * February 16, 1959 Pharm Company: *HOSPIRA Category:Hypercalcaemia
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is an aminopolycarboxylic acid with the formula [CH2N(CH2CO2H)2]2. This white, water-soluble solid is widely used to bind to iron and calcium ions. It binds these ions as a hexadentate ("six-toothed") chelating agent. EDTA is produced as several salts, notably disodium EDTA, sodium calcium edetate, and tetrasodium EDTA.
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