Calcium Chloride (KAL-see-um KLOR-ide)
Treats low blood calcium.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to calcium chloride.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin®).
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have a kidney disease.
- This medicine should not be given to premature infants.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
- Feeling hot or a high fever.
- Lightheadedness or fainting.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Change of taste in your mouth.
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed.
- Numbness and tingling in your arms or legs.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Review Date: 2011-02-04