Calcium gluconate

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General

Adult Dosing

  • Calcium Supplementation
    • 19-50 years old: 1000 mg/day PO (divided q8-12hr)
    • >50 years old: 1200 mg/day PO (divided q8-12hr)
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding patient: 1000 mg/day PO (divided q8-12hr)

Pediatric Dosing

Special Populations

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug

Adverse Reactions

Serious

Common

Pharmacology

  • Half-life:
  • Metabolism:
    • Absorption requires Vitamin D
    • ~45% protein bound (primarily to albumin)
  • Excretion: Feces (80%), Urine (20%)
  • Mechanism of Action: Bone mineral component; cofactor in enzymatic reactions, essential for neurotrasmission, muscle contraction, and many signal transduction pathways.

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