Shankar GN et al., 2014; Evaluating the Toxicity of Novel Zn-DTPA Tablet Formulation in Dogs and Rats; Drug Development Research 75: 37-46

Study design: Beagle dogs were treated with increasing doses of trisodium zinc pentetate (Zn-DTPA) in a novel oral solid tablet form for seven days to determine its toxicity with regard to changes in hematology, clinical chemistry and body weight.

Results: No changes of the assessed parameters were observed between treated and control group independent of  the applied dose.

Conclusions: The maximum tolerated dose of this Zn-DTPA formulation is supposed to  be higher than 7560 mg/dog/day, demonstrating the nontoxic nature of this Zn-DTPA formulation and suggesting its suitability for protracted treatment in humans.