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Calcium Chloride

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Calcium Chloride (calcium chloride systemic) is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Asystole, Electromechanical Dissociation, Hyperkalemia, Hypermagnesemia and Hypocalcemia.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Mineral supplement

Urological, acidifier

Used in electrolyte solutions

Treatment of parturient paresis (milk fever) in animals

Chemical Name

Calcium chloride

Foreign Names

  • Calcii chloridum (Latin)
  • Calciumchlorid (German)
  • Chlorure de calcium (French)
  • Calcio cloruro (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Calcium chloratum (IS)
  • Calcium dichloride (IS)
  • Chlorid vapenaty (IS)
  • E 509 (IS)
  • EINECS 233-140-8 (IS)
  • Calcium Chloride (PH: USP 38)
  • Calcium Chloride Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • UNII-M4I0D6VV5M (IS)
  • Calcii chloridum dihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium Chloride (PH: USP 38)
  • Calcium Chloride Dihydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Calcium chloride dihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium Chloride Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Calciumchlorid-Dihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium dichloride hexahydrate (IS)
  • Calcii chloridum hexahydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Calcium chloride hexahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calciumchlorid-Hexahydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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