Calcium chloride/magnesium chloride/potassium chloride/sodium chloride (Wash or rinse)
Calcium Chloride (KAL-see-um KLOR-ide), Magnesium Chloride (mag-NEE-zee-um KLOR-ide), Potassium Chloride (poe-TAS-ee-um KLOR-ide), Sodium Chloride (SOE-dee-um KLOR-ide)
Temporarily stops the beating of the heart during open heart surgery. This medicine is used together with sodium bicarbonate.
PlegisolThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Tell your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to any medicine.
How to Use This Medicine:
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Chest pain
- Irregular heartbeat
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 1/27/2017