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
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
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.
Calcium Chloride (calcium chloride) Injection, USP10%. (No preservative added).
NDC 0517-2710-2510 mLsingle dose vialpacked in a box
Rev. 2/00. American Regent Laboratories Inc., Shirley, NY 11967.
FDA revision date: 3/18/2003