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Cal-GLU Side Effects

Generic Name: calcium gluconate

Note: This document contains side effect information about calcium gluconate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cal-GLU.

For the Consumer

Applies to calcium gluconate: oral capsule, oral tablet

Other dosage forms:

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of high calcium levels like weakness, confusion, feeling tired, headache, upset stomach and throwing up, constipation, or bone pain.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Constipation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to calcium gluconate: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral tablet

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Arrhythmias with concomitant cardiac glycoside use, hypotension, bradycardia, cardiac arrhythmias

Postmarketing reports: Vasodilation, cardiac arrest[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Tissue necrosis, calcinosis

Postmarketing reports: Local soft tissue inflammation, calcification due to extravasation[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: End-organ damage (due to ceftriaxone-calcium precipitates), aluminum toxicity[Ref]

Nervous system

Postmarketing reports: Syncope[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Calcium Gluconate (calcium gluconate)." Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, Lake Zurich, IL.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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