Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before injecting calcium gluconate.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Do NOT administer calcium gluconate if:
- You are allergic to calcium gluconate or other containing ingredients;
- You have hypercalcemia or ventricular fibrillation.
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 injecting calcium gluconate. Though, calcium does cross the fetus and is excreted in breast milk.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. For treating hypocalcemia, usual dose for adults is: 500mg to 2g IV. Usual does for children is: 200 to 500mg IV continuously or in 4 divided doses.
Calcium gluconate by injection can possibly interact with digoxin or antibiotics. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with calcium gluconate.