Calcium Chloride

Mechanism of Action: Bone mineral component; cofoactor in enzymatic reactions, essential for neurotransmission, muscle contraction, and many signal transduction pathways

Classification; hypocalcaemia

Used:

  • Severe acute hypocalcemia or hypocalcemic tetany

Cautions: avoid respiratory acidosis and respiratory failure

Side effects: soft tissue calcification, taste unpleasant, vasodilation

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