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Calcium Chloride



It is used for the treatment of patients with cardiac arrest (particularly due to increased pottasium or low calcium) and to treat acute defeciency of calcium.

How it works

It promotes calcium absorption in the intestines and retention at the kidneys thus increasing serum calcium levels. It also increases renal tubule phosphate resorption consequently decreasing serum phosphatase levels, PTH levels and bone resorption.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Increased calcium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Decreased blood pressure, Tissue necrosis, Dry mouth, Nausea


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)