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Indication(s)

Calcium Chloride Injection 10% w/v is indicated in the immediate treatment of hypocalcaemic tetany. Other therapy, such as parathyroid hormone and/or vitamin D, may be indicated according to the etiology of the tetany. It is also important to institute oral calcium therapy as soon as practicable.

In cardiac resuscitation, particularly after open heart surgery, calcium chloride has been used when adrenaline has failed to improve weak or ineffective myocardial contractions.

Calcium salts have been used as adjunctive therapy in a number of conditions, including the following:

1. In severe hyperkalaemia, calcium may be injected slowly while the ECG is monitoring the heart.

2. As an aid in the treatment of depression due to overdosage of magnesium sulphate (calcium is the antagonist of magnesium toxicity).

Routes of administration:

For intracardiac or slow intravenous use only.

 

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