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Calcium Chloride 10 mmol in 10 ml Injection
Calcium Chloride 10mmol in 10ml Injection
This medicine will be referred to as Calcium Chloride Injection in the rest of this leaflet
1. What Calcium Chloride Injection is and what it is used for
2. Before Calcium Chloride Injection is given
3. How Calcium Chloride Injection will be given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Calcium Chloride Injection
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Calcium Chloride is a source of calcium, a chemical essential to many of the biological processes within the body.
Calcium Chloride Injection is used:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before being given Calcium Chloride Injection if:
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:
This product must not be mixed with any other product containing any carbonates, bicarbonates, phosphates, sulphates or tartrates.
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.
Calcium Chloride may make you dizzy or drowsy. If you feel dizzy or drowsy you should not drive or operate machinery.
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.
2 to 12 years of age:
Under 2 years of age:
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.
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.
Like all medicines, Calcium Chloride Injection can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects include:
Severe and sometimes fatal side effects have been seen in newborn babies if they have been given Calcium and Ceftriaxone.
If any of the side effects get serious or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Product licence number: PL 01883/6174R
This leaflet was last revised in: May 2021