Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Calcium chloride injection is a mineral indicated in the immediate treatment of hypocalcemic tetany (abnormally low levels of calcium in the body that cause muscle spasm). Calcium chloride injection is also used in cardiac resuscitation, and to treat certain insect bites or stings. Side effects of calcium chloride injection include injection site reactions (tingling, burning sensation, inflammation of the veins [phlebitis]), low blood pressure, or fainting.
The usual adult dose of calcium chloride injection varies from 5 to 10 mL depending on the condition being treated. Calcium chloride injection may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Safety for use in pregnancy has not been established. During pregnancy, calcium chloride injection should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our calcium chloride Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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