Calcium Gluconate

Drug CategoryDrugIHD Dosing

Administration Timing Around HD Session

Metabolic Bone Disease MedicationsCalcium GluconateDose based on blood workAdminister Anytime During HD; Dose post-HD if feasible

Molecular Weight    (Da)

Excreted Unchanged (%)Normal Half-Life (Hours)ESRD Half-Life (Hours)Plasma Protein Binding (%)Volume of Distribution (L/kg)Dialytic Plasma Clearance (ml/min)% Dialyzed


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