How is calcium administered in the treatment of calcium channel blocker (CCB) toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Calcium can be administered IV to patients who present with symptomatic hypotension or heart block, as follows [5, 6, 7] :

  • Calcium gluconate, 30 mL of 10% solution, infused over 10-15 minutes in adults
  • Recommended pediatric dose of calcium gluconate is 60 mg/kg, with a maximum dose of 1 g [8]
  • Calcium chloride (1-4 g) is preferably given via central line, slowly

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