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An example of this is sodium calcium edetate required to treat lead poisoning.
The three most common chelating agents are calcium disodium edetate, dimercaprol (BAL), and penicillamine.
Edetate calcium disodium (EDTA calcium) and dimercaprol (BAL) are given through an intravenous line or in shots, while succimer (Chemet) and penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen) are taken by mouth.
Edetate calcium disodium-A chemical chelating agent used to remove excess lead from the body.