Nurse Bob's MICU/CCU Survival Guide
Overdose and Drug Reactions
Heavy Metals Overdose
Chelation Therapy

I.  Definition of Chelation Therapy
    A.  T
he administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals

II.  Heavy metal intoxication involves lead, arsenic or mercury.
III. Types of Chelating Agents - Usually used for heavy
        1.  DMSA - Dimercaptosuccinic Acid Chelating agents
        2.  DMPS -
Dimerpanesulfonic acid
        3.  ALA - alpha lipoic acid
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)
        5.  Aminophenoxyethane-tetraacetic acid (BAPTA)

        6.  Deferasirox
        8.  Deferoxamine
        9.  Calcium-disodium EDTA and DMSA are only approved for the removal of lead by the Food and Drug