Calcium Chloride

Information about Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride Uses

Calcium Chloride is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How Calcium Chloride works

Calcium Chloride provides essential nutrients.

Common side effects of Calcium Chloride

Erythema (skin redness), Increased calcium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Decreased blood pressure, Tissue necrosis, Dryness in mouth, Nausea
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Frequently asked questions for Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride

Q. Is Calcium Chloride good for health?

When your body has a calcium deficiency, it fulfills that need by using the calcium present in your bones, thereby weakening them. Calcium Chloride prevents this weakening of bones by supplementing your body with the amount of calcium it needs to keep the bones strong and prevent any bone disorders.

Q. When should you not use Calcium Chloride?

This medicine should not be given if you already have high calcium levels in your blood. Your doctor will advise you to get a blood test done before starting your treatment with Calcium Chloride.

Q. What if you are given Calcium Chloride in excess?

As this medicine will be given to you in a hospital, it is unlikely that you will be given in excess. However, if you think you have been given too much of this medicine, please tell your doctor or nurse. The signs of an overdose may be reduced appetite, feeling sick, being sick, constipation, muscle weakness, mental disturbances, feeling thirsty, urinating a lot. In severe cases, it could lead to your heart not beating properly and could be even fatal.

Q. Can I take antacid along with Calcium Chloride?

It is advisable to avoid taking antacids containing calcium along with Calcium Chloride. Give a gap of atleast 2 hours between the medications.

Q. Can I take antibiotics with Calcium Chloride?

Avoid taking antibiotics along with this medicine since it can make it harder for your body to absorb other medicines you take by mouth.

Q. Can Calcium Chloride be used during breastfeeding?

Calcium Chloride contains calcium chloride and is excreted in human milk. Breastfeeding by a mother taking this medicine is not expected to harm an infant, provided maternal serum calcium levels are appropriately monitored.

Q. Why do you need calcium?

We all know that calcium plays an important role in maintaining strong bones and building strong teeth. This essential mineral also facilitates nerve signal transmission, helps in blood clotting, and aids in the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Since most of the calcium you obtain from your diet gets stored in bones and teeth, lack of this mineral can impair your bone health and up the risk of osteoporosis. This is the reason, you must fulfill your daily needs of calcium to keep your bones healthy and to maintain your overall well-being.

Q. Can excess calcium be harmful?

If you take calcium supplements and eat calcium-rich/fortified foods, you may be getting more calcium than you realize. Excess calcium can cause bloating, constipation, a chalky taste in your mouth, and an increased risk of kidney stones, prostate cancer, and heart disease.

Q. How much calcium do I need?

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines, the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of calcium depends on age. The recommended dietary allowance of calcium for Indian adults is 600 mg whereas, for pregnant and lactating women, it is 1200 mg. In case of any doubts consult your doctor.

Q. What to do if you have low calcium levels?

Based on your calcium blood test reports, your doctor may advise you to increase your intake of foods rich in calcium. Foods that are rich in calcium include dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, oranges, and foods that have added calcium like breakfast cereals, soymilk, bread. In cases of severe calcium deficiency, calcium supplements might be prescribed. Remember that calcium supplements should always be taken as per your doctor’s advice.


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