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Etidronate disodium hallucinations

Identifier

006844

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 3

Background

A description of the experience

On Feb, 26, 2016: 520 people reported to have side effects when taking Etidronate disodium. Among them, 3 people (0.58%) have Hallucination.

Etidronic acid or etidronate disodium

or 1-hydroxyethane 1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) is a bisphosphonate used in detergents, water treatment, cosmetics and pharmaceutical treatment. 

Etidronic acid is a chelating agent and may be added to bind or, to some extent, counter the effects of substances, such as calcium, iron or other metal ions, which may be discharged as a component of grey wastewater and could conceivably contaminate groundwater supplies. As a phosphonate it has corrosion inhibiting properties on unnalloyed steel. Etidronic acid also acts to retard rancidification and oxidation of fatty acids.  HEDP and its salts are added to detergents and other cleaning agents to prevent the effects of hard water. It is also used in peroxide bleaching to prevent degradation of peroxides by transition metals.

Etidronic acid is listed as an ingredient of several cosmetic formulations where it is used for' suppressing radical formation, emulsion stabilser and viscosity control'. “While etidronic acid has not been limited from inclusion in cosmetics and does have legitimate uses, it is recommended that, as with most cosmetic products (particularly soaps), the product should be thoroughly rinsed from the skin after use [sic]”.

Etidronic acid is also included among swimming pool chemicals. It is used as a stain inhibitor to prevent metal ions coming out of solution and staining the sides of swimming pools.

Medically

Medically, Etidronic acid (trade name Didronel) is a bisphosphonate used to treat osteoporosis, and Paget's disease of bone.

 “Etidronate, unlike other bisphosphonates, also prevents bone calcification. For this reason, other bisphosphonates, like alendronate, are preferred when fighting osteoporosis. To prevent bone resorption without affecting too much bone calcification, etidronate must be administered only for a short time once in a while, for example for two weeks every 3 months. When given on a continuous basis, say every day, etidronate will altogether prevent bone calcification. This effect may be useful and etidronate is in fact used this way to fight heterotopic ossification. But in the long run, if used on a continuous basis, it will cause osteomalacia"

for side effects follow link, they cover 519 reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The source of the experience

eHealthme

Concepts, symbols and science items

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