What is CALCIUM GLUCONATE Gel?
CALCIUM GLUCONATE is an effective topical 2.5% calcium gluconate gel that is used in first aid response to hydrofluoric acid (HF) exposure or contact to the body. Calcium gluconate combines with hydrofluoric acid to neutralize the powerful fluoride ion.
The Gel contains Calcium Gluconate USP 2.5% w/w in a clear, viscous, colorless and odorless water miscible gel base.
Calcium gluconate gel is indicated as an integral part in responding to Hydrofluoric Acid exposure to the body, mitigating or preventing the related pain and potential tissue burns and bone damage.
If hydrofluoric acid contacts the body, it is highly recommended to wash/flush the area with cool water for at least 5 minutes to remove HF surface residue (15 to 20 minutes if theGel is not available). Apply the Gel freely to the affected areas and continuously massage into the skin. Seek medical attention. Reapply the Gel and massage into the affected area every 15 minutes until medical assistance is given.
If the acid has penetrated below the nails, the Gel should be liberally applied over and around the nail area, and the area should be continually massaged for 15 minutes.
Avoid secondary HF exposure or transfer by following standard HF safety measures, including:
If possible, the victim should wash area and apply the gel themselves.
If assistance is required, the person assisting should wear appropriate HF-protective gloves (neoprene) and other safety equipment.
Safely discard tube and any unused gel after use.
All HF burns or exposure should be referred to a hospital after washing and starting initial first-aid procedures with CALCIUM CALCIUM GLUCONATE Gel.
For external use only.
Store between 15-30