CALCIUM CHLORIDE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION 10% W/V

Active substance: CALCIUM CHLORIDE

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Package leaflet: information for the user

Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
10%w/v
Calcium Chloride

D02396

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you are given
this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further question please ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v is
and what it is used for
2. Before Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v
is given
3. How Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v is
given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
10 %w/v
6. Further information

1. What Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion is and what it is used for
Calcium Chloride is a mineral salt, which is administered to
increase the blood levels of Calcium in the body and to get
the heart working where potassium levels are too high.
Calcium Chloride is used:
• as part of the resuscitation procedure following a cardiac
arrest
• for the treatment of low calcium levels

2. Before Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion is given

Children
• not recommended
If you are given more Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion than you should be
As this medicine will be given to you whilst you are in
hospital, it is unlikely that you will be given too little or too
much, however, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have
any concerns.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects include:
• a chalky taste in the mouth
• hot flushes
• lowered blood pressure
• loss of appetite
• feeling sick (nausea)
• being sick (vomiting)
• constipation
• stomach pain
• feeling weak
• mental disturbances
• extreme thirst
• passing a large amount of urine
• bone pain
• calcium deposits in the kidney
• kidney stones
• irregular heart beat
• coma
If any of these side effects get serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor as
soon as possible as this may be a sign of overly high calcium
blood levels (hypercalcaemia).

5. How to store Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

DO NOT use Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to calcium salts or any of
the ingredients of Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
(see section 6)
• you are taking medicines for heart problems (e.g.
digitalis)
• you have low calcium levels due to kidney problems
• you have an excess of calcium present in either your
blood or your urine
• you have breathing problems
Take special care with Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion if:
• you have kidney problems
• you have heart problems
• you suffer from an inflammatory disorder known as
sarcoidosis
If any of the above applies to you or your child, please
consult your doctor.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Medicines that may interact with Calcium Chloride
Intravenous Infusion include:
• medicines used in the treatment of some bone disorders
(e.g. Paget’s disease) (bisphosphonates) such as didronel
or fosamax
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics)
e.g. tetracycline
• medicines used to reduce blood pressure and fluid
retention (thiazides) e.g. indapamide
• medicines used to treat heart problems e.g. digitoxin
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant or breastfeeding you must tell your doctor before taking this
medicine.
Driving and using machines
There is no known effect of Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion on driving or using machines.

Store below 25°C.
Do not use after expiry date has passed. The doctor or nurse
will check that the expiry date on the label has not passed
before you are given Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicine no longer required. These measures will help
protect the environment.

6. Further information
What Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion contains
The active ingredient is Calcium Chloride Ph.Eur (1g)
The other ingredient is Water for injections BP (10ml).
What Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion looks like
and the contents of the pack.
The medication is supplied as a single 10ml prefilled syringe
in a plastic box.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Aurum Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bampton Road
Harold Hill
Romford
Essex RM3 8UG
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bampton Road
Harold Hill
Romford
Essex RM3 8UG
United Kingdom
Product licence number: PL 12064/0020
Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v
This leaflet was last revised in: July 2008

3. How Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion is given
Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection slowly
through a vein (intravenous).
Adults (including the elderly)
• in cases where your heart has stopped a single dose of
10ml will be given
• if you have recently developed low calcium levels about
3 - 7ml will be given. This may be repeated as required
Continued overleaf
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Package leaflet: information for the user

Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
10%w/v
Calcium Chloride

D02487

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you are given
this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further question please ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v is
and what it is used for
2. Before Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v
is given
3. How Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v is
given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
10 %w/v
6. Further information

1. What Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion is and what it is used for
Calcium Chloride is a mineral salt, which is administered to
increase the blood levels of Calcium in the body and to get
the heart working where potassium levels are too high.
Calcium Chloride is used:
• as part of the resuscitation procedure following a cardiac
arrest
• for the treatment of low calcium levels

2. Before Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion is given

Children
• not recommended
If you are given more Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion than you should be
As this medicine will be given to you whilst you are in
hospital, it is unlikely that you will be given too little or too
much, however, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have
any concerns.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects include:
• a chalky taste in the mouth
• hot flushes
• lowered blood pressure
• loss of appetite
• feeling sick (nausea)
• being sick (vomiting)
• constipation
• stomach pain
• feeling weak
• mental disturbances
• extreme thirst
• passing a large amount of urine
• bone pain
• calcium deposits in the kidney
• kidney stones
• irregular heart beat
• coma
If any of these side effects get serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor as
soon as possible as this may be a sign of overly high calcium
blood levels (hypercalcaemia).

5. How to store Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

DO NOT use Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to calcium salts or any of
the ingredients of Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
(see section 6)
• you are taking medicines for heart problems (e.g.
digitalis)
• you have low calcium levels due to kidney problems
• you have an excess of calcium present in either your
blood or your urine
• you have breathing problems
Take special care with Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion if:
• you have kidney problems
• you have heart problems
• you suffer from an inflammatory disorder known as
sarcoidosis
If any of the above applies to you or your child, please
consult your doctor.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Medicines that may interact with Calcium Chloride
Intravenous Infusion include:
• medicines used in the treatment of some bone disorders
(e.g. Paget’s disease) (bisphosphonates) such as didronel
or fosamax
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics)
e.g. tetracycline
• medicines used to reduce blood pressure and fluid
retention (thiazides) e.g. indapamide
• medicines used to treat heart problems e.g. digitoxin
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant or breastfeeding you must tell your doctor before taking this
medicine.
Driving and using machines
There is no known effect of Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion on driving or using machines.

Store below 25°C.
Do not use after expiry date has passed. The doctor or nurse
will check that the expiry date on the label has not passed
before you are given Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicine no longer required. These measures will help
protect the environment.

6. Further information
What Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion contains
The active ingredient is Calcium Chloride Ph.Eur (1g)
The other ingredient is Water for injections BP (10ml).
What Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion looks like
and the contents of the pack.
The medication is supplied as a single 10ml prefilled syringe
in a plastic box.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Aurum Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bampton Road
Harold Hill
Romford
Essex RM3 8UG
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Agila Specialties Polska Sp. z o.o.
10 Daniszewska Str.
03-230 Warsaw
Poland
Product licence number: PL 12064/0020
Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 %w/v
This leaflet was last revised in May 2013

3. How Calcium Chloride Intravenous
Infusion is given
Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection slowly
through a vein (intravenous).
Adults (including the elderly)
• in cases where your heart has stopped a single dose of
10ml will be given
• if you have recently developed low calcium levels about
3 - 7ml will be given. This may be repeated as required
Continued overleaf
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2487-B

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