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Calcium gluconate

Introduction

Name

  • Calcium gluconate.

Class of drug

  • Mineral.

Description

Chemical name

  • D-gluconic acid calcium salt (2:1).

Molecular formula

  • C12H22CaO14.

Physical properties

  • Powder/tablets and solution.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



IV solutions
  • Do not add calcium salts to IV solutions containing bicarbonate, carbonate, phosphate, sulfate or tartrate salts.
Digoxin
  • Patients on digoxin therapy may develop arrhythmias if receiving IV calcium Digoxin.
Verapamil
  • The effects of verapamil 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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