Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Calcium borogluconate

Introduction

Name

  • Calcium borogluconate.

Class of drug

  • Mineral.

Description

Chemical name

  • D-gluconic acid cyclic 4,5-ester + boric acid calcium salt (2:1).

Molecular formula

  • C12H20B2CaO16.

Physical properties

  • 1 mg calcium = 11.2 mg calcium gluconate = 13.2 mg calcium borogluconate.
  • Colorless or pale yellow sterile solution.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Hypocalcemia.
  • Egg retention.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Digoxin
  • Patients on digoxin therapy may develop arrhythmias if receiving IV calcium Digoxin.
Verapamil
  • The effects of verapamil may be antagonized by calcium.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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