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CALCIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BP 10MMOL/10ML

Active substance(s): CALCIUM CHLORIDE

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Calcium Chloride 10mmol in 10ml Injection
Calcium Chloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you are given this
medicine because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist .
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.
This medicine will be referred to as Calcium Chloride Injection in
the rest of this leaflet

What is in this leaflet:
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What Calcium Chloride Injection is and what it is used for
Before Calcium Chloride Injection is given
How Calcium Chloride Injection will be given
Possible side effects
How to store Calcium Chloride Injection
Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Calcium Chloride Injection is and what it
is used for
Calcium Chloride is a source of calcium, a chemical essential to
many of the biological processes within the body.
Calcium Chloride Injection is used:
• 
To correct an imbalance in the level of calcium in the body.

2. Before Calcium Chloride Injection is given
DO NOT use Calcium Chloride Injection if:
• 
you are allergic to calcium salts or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• 
you have breathing problems or dangerously fast heart beat
(ventricular fibrillation)
• 
you have, or have ever had, kidney stones
• 
you are aware that you have an excess of calcium in your
blood or urine or are being treated for magnesium deficiency
• you suffer from high levels of vitamin D (disorder known as
sarcoidosis)
• you have heart problems
• If the patient is a baby less than 28 days old and is being given
Calcium Chloride Injection, they cannot be given Ceftriaxone.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before being given Calcium
Chloride Injection if:
• 
you have problems with your lungs or difficulty breathing
• 
you have problems with your kidneys
Other medicines and Calcium Chloride Injection
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently
taken or might take any other medicines.

Medicines that may interact with Calcium Chloride Injection
include:
• 
medicines used to treat for problems in passing urine (thiazide
diuretics)
• 
medicines containing magnesium
• 
medicines containing potassium
• 
medicines used to treat heart problems e.g. digitalis
• 
medicines used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics) e.g.
ceftriaxone and tetracyclines
This product must not be mixed with any other product containing
any carbonates, bicarbonates, phosphates, sulphates or tartrates.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant
or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before using this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Calcium Chloride may make you dizzy or drowsy. If you feel dizzy
or drowsy you should not drive or operate machinery.

3. How Calcium Chloride Injection will be given
Your doctor will dilute Calcium Chloride Injection with sodium
chloride intravenous infusion (0.9% w/v). They will then inject or
infuse (drip) the product slowly into a vein. Use by any other route
will cause severe irritation and tissue damage at the injection site.
Adults (including the elderly)
• 
An initial injection or infusion (drip) of up to 10 millimoles (at a
rate not exceeding 1 millimole per minute) may be given. This
may be continued by infusion of up to 10 millimoles per day.
Children
2 to 12 years of age:
• 
0.5 millimoles to 3.5 millimoles by intravenous infusion after
dilution with at least 4 times its volume of sodium chloride
intravenous infusion (0.9% w/v)
• the dose may be repeated every one to three days
Under 2 years of age:
• 
less than 0.5 millimoles by intravenous infusion after dilution
with at least 4 times its volume of sodium chloride intravenous
infusion (0.9% w/v)
• the dose may be repeated every one to three days
The precise amount that you are given depends on how much
your doctor believes you need. In the case of children a doctor
qualified in the diseases of children should decide how much is
given.
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If you are given more Calcium Chloride Injection than you
should
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, if
you think you have been given too much of this medicine, please
tell your doctor or nurse.
The signs of an overdose may be reduced appetite, feeling sick,
being sick, constipation, muscle weakness, mental disturbances,
feeling thirsty, urinate a lot, pain in your bones or kidney pain. In
severe cases it could lead to your heart not beating properly and
you could go into a coma.

5. How to store Calcium Chloride Injection
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
The medicine will have been stored protected from light.
The product has an expiry date on the ampoule label. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month. The doctor or nurse will
check that the product has not passed this date. Any product that
has passed this date must be returned to a pharmacist or doctor
for safe disposal.

4. Possible side effects

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.

Like all medicines, Calcium Chloride Injection can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

Possible side effects include:
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dizziness
• 
drowsiness
• 
hot flushes
• 
irregular heartbeat
• 
low blood pressure
• 
feeling sick (nausea)
• 
being sick (vomiting)
• 
sweating
• 
tingling sensations
• 
stomach problems
• 
irritation in the injected vein
• 
severe constipation
• 
loss of appetite
• 
a metallic taste in the mouth
• 
dry mouth and thirst
• 
tiredness
• 
muscle weakness
• 
confusion
• 
high blood pressure
• 
blood clot within the vein
• 
muscle or bone pain
• 
increase in the amount of urine passed
• 
calcium deposits in the kidney
• 
kidney stones
Severe and sometimes fatal side effects have been seen in
newborn babies if they have been given Calcium and Ceftriaxone.

What Calcium Chloride Injection contains.
The active ingredient is Calcium Chloride, Dihydrate 14.7 % w/v
The other ingredient is Water for Injections. The pH may be
adjusted with hydrochloric acid.
What Calcium Chloride Injection looks like and the contents of
the pack.
The injection is supplied in colourless glass ampoules containing 5
or 10 ml of product. The ampoules are supplied to your doctor or
pharmacist in packs of 10 ampoules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Martindale Pharma
Bampton Road,
Harold Hill
Romford
Essex RM3 8UG
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Macarthys Laboratories Ltd
Trading as Martindale Pharma
Bampton Road,
Harold Hill
Romford
Essex RM3 8UG
United Kingdom
Product licence number: PL 01883/6174R
This leaflet was last revised in: January 2018

If any of the side effects get serious or you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card
Scheme. Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for
MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By
reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.
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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

DEVELOPMENT ARTWORK
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Calcium Chloride 10MG/10ML PIL
UK PL 01883/6174R injection
170 x 180mm

05/10/17

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09/01/18

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