Possible Interactions with: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

Interactions

Antibiotics, Cephalosporins -- Animal studies suggest that EDTA may increase the absorption of cefmetazole, an antibiotic in a class known as cephalosporins. However, further studies in humans are needed to draw definitive conclusions for people.

Vitamins and minerals -- EDTA chelation therapy may decrease levels of certain vitamins and minerals in the body, including vitamin C, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

Drug Interactions

AntibioticsCephalosporins

Alternative Names

Chelation Therapy; EDTA; Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/07/2007
  • Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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