Description

Simple

A calcium supplement taken with other types of calcium to maintain or replenish calcium in the body.

Clinical

A calcium supplement combined with calcium gluconate to treat hypocalcemia and maintain calcium levels.

Overview

Calcium supplements such as calcium gluceptate are taken by individuals who are unable to get enough calcium in their regular diet or who have a need for more calcium. They are used to prevent or treat several conditions that may cause hypocalcemia (not enough calcium in the blood). The body needs calcium to make strong bones. Calcium is also needed for the heart, muscles, and nervous system to work properly.

Pharmacology

Indication

For treatment of mild hypocalcemia due to neonatal tetany, tetany due to parathyroid deficiency or vitamin D deficiency, and alkalosis, as prophylaxis of hypocalcemia during exchange transfusions, in the treatment of intestinal malabsorption, and to replenish electrolytes.

Pharmacodynamic

Calcium supplements such as calcium gluceptate are taken by individuals who are unable to get enough calcium in their regular diet or who have a need for more calcium. They are used to prevent or treat several conditions that may cause hypocalcemia (not enough calcium in the blood). The body needs c... Read more

Mechanism of action

Calcium gluceptate replenishes the deminished levels of calcium in the body, returning them to normal levels.

Absorption

Rapidly absorbed following oral administration.

Protein binding

Information currently not available.

Volume of distribution

Information currently not available.

Clearance

Information currently not available.

Half life

Information currently not available.

Route of elimination

Information currently not available.

Toxicity

Symptoms of overdose include confusion, drowsiness (severe), high blood pressure, increased sensitivity of eyes or skin to light, irregular, fast, or slow heartbeat, and unusually large amount of urine or increased frequency of urination.

Adverse Effects

Contraindications

Information currently not available.

Food Interactions

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Interactions

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  • Paracetamol(acetaminophen)
  • Paxil(paroxetine)
  • Pamelor(nortriptyline)
  • Panadol(acetaminophen)
  • Patanol(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Pataday(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Parnate(tranylcypromine)
  • Pazeo(olopatadine ophthalmic)
1alpha-Hydroxyvitamin D5
The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Calcium glucoheptonate is combined with 1alpha-Hydroxyvitamin D5.
1alpha,24S-Dihydroxyvitamin D2
The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Calcium glucoheptonate is combined with 1alpha,24S-Dihydroxyvitamin D2.
3-Aza-2,3-Dihydrogeranyl Diphosphate
Calcium glucoheptonate can cause a decrease in the absorption of 3-Aza-2,3-Dihydrogeranyl Diphosphate resulting in a reduced serum concentration and potentially a decrease in efficacy.
Acebutolol
The therapeutic efficacy of Acebutolol can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Acetyldigitoxin
Calcium glucoheptonate may increase the arrhythmogenic and cardiotoxic activities of Acetyldigitoxin.
Acetyldigoxin
Calcium glucoheptonate may increase the arrhythmogenic and cardiotoxic activities of Acetyldigoxin.
Agmatine
The therapeutic efficacy of Agmatine can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Alendronic acid
The serum concentration of Alendronic acid can be decreased when it is combined with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Alfacalcidol
The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Calcium glucoheptonate is combined with Alfacalcidol.
Alprenolol
The therapeutic efficacy of Alprenolol can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Amiodarone
The therapeutic efficacy of Amiodarone can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Amlodipine
The therapeutic efficacy of Amlodipine can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Anisodamine
The therapeutic efficacy of Anisodamine can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Aranidipine
The therapeutic efficacy of Aranidipine can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Arotinolol
The therapeutic efficacy of Arotinolol can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Atenolol
The therapeutic efficacy of Atenolol can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Azelnidipine
The therapeutic efficacy of Azelnidipine can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Barnidipine
The therapeutic efficacy of Barnidipine can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
Becocalcidiol
The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Calcium glucoheptonate is combined with Becocalcidiol.
Befunolol
The therapeutic efficacy of Befunolol can be decreased when used in combination with Calcium glucoheptonate.
1 References
  1. 1 . Drop LJ, Cullen DJ: Comparative effects of calcium chloride and calcium gluceptate. Br J Anaesth. 1980 May;52(5):501-5.PubMed: 7387803