What supportive care should be given prior to direct treatment for severe hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Supportive treatment (ie, IV fluid replacement, oxygen, monitoring) often is required prior to directed treatment of hypocalcemia. Be aware that severe hypocalcemia often is associated with other life-threatening conditions. Check ionized calcium and other pertinent screening laboratory tests.


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