What is the management for mild hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In patients whose symptoms are not life-threatening, confirm ionized hypocalcemia and check other pertinent laboratory tests. If the cause is not obvious, send a blood sample for a PTH level. Depending on the PTH level, the endocrinologist may do further laboratory workup, particularly an evaluation of vitamin D levels.

Oral repletion may be indicated for outpatient treatment; patients requiring intravenous (IV) repletion should be admitted. The recommended dose of elemental calcium in healthy adults is 1-3 g/d.)


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