Alternate Names : Chelation Treatment
What happens later at home?
No home care is usually needed. If unusual symptoms occur after
treatment, such as dizziness,
or chest pain,
the doctor should be contacted.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
Side effects depend on the agent used.
EDTA can cause kidney damage,
Penicillamine can cause anemia
and a condition called systemic lupus erythematosus.
Succimer can cause stomach upset, skin rash, and liver damage.
Other agents may also be used, each with its own side effects. The doctor will discuss side
effects before the procedure.