Calcium chloride is used to treat calcium imbalance in the body. It can regulate action potential for optimal nerve and muscle performance. It is absorbed in the small intestine and is excreted in the kidneys.

Calcium chloride is used in hypocalcaemia (low calcium levels in the blood), hypocalcaemic tetany, severe hypermagnesaemia, severe hyperkalaemia and other calcium deficiency states.

Calcium chloride should not be given to the following:

  • Kidney problems
  • Calcium kidney stones

Calcium chloride may have the following side effects:

  • Gastrointestinal irritation
  • Soft-tissue calcification
  • Skin sloughing
  • Necrosis after IM/SC injection
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mental disturbances
  • Polydipsia
  • Polyuria
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Renal calculi
  • Chalky taste
  • Hot flushes
  • Peripheral vasodilation
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Coma


Extra caution should be observed in the following:

  • Impaired renal function
  • Cardiac disease
  • Hypercalcaemia-associated diseases, eg, sarcoidosis
  • Other cancers
  • Pregnancy



Calcium chloride may interact with the following medicines:

  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Digoxin toxicity
  • Calcium-channel blockers
  • Calcitriol (a Vitamin D metabolite)

Hypercalcemia may result from overdose. If you think you may have overdosed, seek medical treatment immediately.


Available Brand:

  • BSS

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