Which medications in the drug class Calcium Salts are used in the treatment of Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Calcium Salts

These agents theoretically increase calcium's concentration gradient, overcoming the channel blockade and driving calcium into the cells. Calcium is given to reverse hypotension and improve cardiac conduction defects.

Calcium chloride

Calcium chloride moderates nerve and muscle performance by regulating the action potential excitation threshold.

Calcium gluconate

Calcium gluconate moderates nerve and muscle performance and facilitates normal cardiac function.


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