tetany, hypocalcemia related to hypoparathyroidism and due to
rapid growth of pregnancy
widow spider bites to relieve muscle cramping
(if patient is not digitalized)
Reactions (Side Effects):
administration: tingling sensations, sense of oppression “heat
decreased blood pressure, bradycardia
arrhythmias, syncope and cardiac arrest
SLOW intravenous infusion ONLY
dose is dependent on the requirements of the individual patient.
must be clear (no precipitate present) prior to use. If present, a precipitate may be dissolved by warming vial to
60-80 degrees C (140-176 degrees F), with occasional agitation, until the
solution becomes clear. Shake
vigorously. Allow to cool to room temperature before dispensing.