Detoxamin EDTA is a branded, non-prescription form of edetate calcium disodium, which is a solid form of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, or EDTA. For more than half a century, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recognised Detoxamin EDTA's active ingredient as a chelating agent for removing lead and mercury from the body. World Health Products LLC markets Detoxamin EDTA as a suppository.
In addition to ridding the body of toxic heavy metals, chelation therapy may help people with chronic fatigue, heart disease, clogged arteries and high blood pressure. Clinical trials of EDTA products for treating heart and artery disease, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, have begun. Other purported benefits of Detoxamin EDTA, such as improving function in autistic children, remain to be established or fully investigated.
World Health Products recommends inserting one Detoxamin suppository every other night before going to sleep. After following this regimen one month, you can cut back to one suppository per week for as long as needed. World Health Products markets a 375 mg suppository for people weighing less than 45.4 Kilogram, including children. A 750 mg suppository is available for adults weighing up to 79.4 Kilogram, and a 1,000 mg suppository is available for larger adults.
Upon first using Detoxamin EDTA, patients have reported fatigue, loose stools and flatulence. These side effects diminish with continued use.
Detoxamin EDTA can remove essential minerals and nutrients along with heavy metals, so World Health Products advises patients to take a daily multi-mineral supplement while using its product. World Health Products also warns pregnant women not to use Detoxamin EDTA.
The FDA has approved one prescription intravenous formulation of edetate calcium disodium. This product, sold generically in a 200 mg dose by Graceway, carries a strong warning that edetate calcium disodium has caused fatal cases of lead encephalopathy. The Graceway product has an indication for removing lead from people's bloodstreams and brain fluids.