Proper Use

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Harmful substances may accumulate in your bladder. Therefore, to increase the flow of urine and decrease the time your bladder contains these harmful substances, your doctor may instruct you to drink plenty of liquids and urinate often while being treated with pentetate zinc trisodium to help eliminate the harmful substances.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For inhalation dosage form:
    • To help with the removal of harmful substances in individuals breathing in the harmful substances
      • Adults—1 gram once a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For parenteral dosage form:
    • To help with the removal of harmful substances in individuals exposed by some other way than breathing in the substances
      • Adults—1 gram once a day.
      • Children—14 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) once a day, not to exceed 1 gram.