Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before administering calcium gluconate.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Do NOT use calcium chloride injection if:
- You have hypercalcemia;
- You are allergic to calcium or other containing ingredients.
There is little evidence with regards to the use of calcium gluconate during pregnancy or breast feeding, and so consult your doctor or health care professional before administering calcium gluconate. Only use during pregnancy and lactation if clearly needed.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. It is for intravenous use only and the rate of injection should not exceed 1mL/min. Usual dose for adults is: 500 to 1,000mg in intervals of 1 to 3 days. Usual does for children is: 2.7 to 5mg/kg.
Calcium chloride can be irritating and should not be administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously. It may cause venous irritation and cause skin redness or swelling. Stop using calcium chloride injection if there is any discomfort.
Calcium chloride can dangerously interact with cardiac glycosides, calcium channel blockers, neuromuscular blocking agents, and calcium/magnesium-containing medications. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking before your treatment with calcium chloride.