Active ingredients: calcium chloride
What it is used for
For the immediate treatment of hypocalcaemic tetany. Other therapy such as parathyroid hormone and/or vitamin D may be indicated depending on the aetiology of the tetany. Oral calcium should be substituted as soon as possible. Calcium salts may be used as adjunctive therapy in severe hyperkalaemia or as an aid in the treatment of depression due to overdosage of magnesium sulphate (calcium is the antagonist of magnesium toxicity). Calcium chloride is occasionally used as an inotrope in cardiac resuscitation.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear, colourless liquid
Do I need a prescription?
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is
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