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Cal-glu

Generic Name: Calcium Gluconate Injection (KAL see um GLOO koe nate)
Brand Name: Cal-Glu
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Cal-Glu (Calcium Gluconate Injection). Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Cal-Glu (calcium gluconate injection). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Cal-Glu (calcium gluconate injection) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Cal-Glu (calcium gluconate injection) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Cal-glu Side Effects

Cal-GLU Side Effects

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:

  • intravenous solution

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

Local

Frequency not reported: Tissue necrosis, calcinosis

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

Other

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

Nervous system

Postmarketing reports: Syncope

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Cal-glu