The need-to-know information for Calcium GluconateCalcium Gluconate
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1. Antidote for spider bites?💁 Historically, IV calcium gluconate was used as an antidote for black widow spider envenomation, often in conjunction with muscle relaxants. This therapy, however, has since been shown to be ineffective.
3. Treats burns too🔥Gel preparations of calcium gluconate are used to treat hydrofluoric acid burns. This is because calcium gluconate reacts with hydrofluoric acid to form insoluble, non-toxic calcium fluoride.
4. Get ready to use it for TCCC 💉 It’s soon becoming the standard to give calcium following a blood transfusion.