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Provides elemental Calcium in the form of cation (Ca2+) required for many physiological activities
Mechanism of Action
Replaces calcium in cases of Hypocalcemia. Increases cardiac contractility
Onset of Action
- Onset: Immediate
- Peak: Unknown
- Duration: Varies
- Half-life: N/A
Acute Hyperkalemia, Acute Hypocalcemia, Calcium Channel Blocker overdose, Abdominal muscle spasm associated w/ spider bites and Portugese Man-of-War stings, Elevated T-Waves.
patients recieving digitalis
- IV should be flushed between Calcium Chloride and Sodium Bicarb admin.
- Extravasation may cause tissue necrosis.
- Dysrhythmias (Bradycardia & Asystole)
2-4mg/kg of 10% solution may be repeated @ 10min intervals
5-7mg/kg of 10% solution (High blood serum level = higher pedi dose)
- Adult: 2-4mg/kg
- Pedi: don't worry about them
Route of Administration
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