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Calcium Chloride Injection 10%

INDICATIONS

Calcium chloride (calcium chloride) is indicated in the immediate treatment of hypocalcemic tetany. Other therapy, such as parathyroid hormone 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. Calcium salts have been used as adjunctive therapy in a number of conditions, including the following:

Insect bites or stings, such as Black Widow Spider bites.

Sensitivity reactions, particularly when characterized by urticaria.

As an aid in the treatment of depression due to overdosage of magnesium sulfate.

As an aid in the management of the acute symptoms in lead colic.

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

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The usual adult dose of this preparation varies from 5 to 10 mLat intervals of 1 to 3 days.

In cardiac resuscitation, the usual dose is 2 to 4 mL injected into the ventricular cavity. Care should be taken to avoid injection into the cardiac muscle.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration, whenever solution and container permit.

HOW SUPPLIED

Calcium Chloride (calcium chloride) Injection, USP10%. (No preservative added).

NDC 0517-2710-2510 mLsingle dose vialpacked in a box of 25

Rev. 2/00. American Regent Laboratories Inc., Shirley, NY 11967. FDA revision date: 3/18/2003

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/30/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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