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Calcium chloride

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Introduction

Name

  • Calcium chloride.

Class of drug

  • Mineral.

Description

Molecular formula

  • CaCl2.

Uses

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Indications

  • Hypocalcemia   Hypoparathyroidism  .
  • A positive inotrope in the management of cardiac arrest.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

IV solutions
  • Do not add calcium salts to IV solutions containing bicarbonate, carbonate, phosphate, sulfate or tartrate salts.

Digoxin

  • Patients on digoxin therapy may develop arrhythmias if receiving IV calcium.   Digoxin 

Verapamil

  • The effects of verapamil may be antagonized by calcium.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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