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CALCIUM CHLORIDE (Calcium Chloride)

Name/Class: CALCIUM CHLORIDE (Calcium Chloride)/Electrolyte
Description: Calcium chloride increases myocardial contractile force and increases ventricular automaticity.

Indications: Hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, hypermagnesemia, and calcium channel blocker toxicity.

Contraindications: Ventricular fibrillation, hypercalcemia, and possible digitalis toxicity.

Precautions: It may precipitate toxicity in patients taking digoxin. Ensure the IV line is in a large vein and

flushed before using and after calcium.

Dosage/Route: 5-10cc of (10% solution / 1Gram –10cc)/10 min, as needed or 8mg/Kg .

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