Calcium lactate occurs in white crystalline masses or powder, and is odorless and tasteless. It is soluble in water (1: 10) but very slightly soluble in alcohol.

Incompatibilities: It is incompatible with carbonates, sulphates and other compounds forming insoluble calcium salts.

Action and Uses : Calcium lactate has the pharmacologic action of other soluble calcium salts (see Calcium Chlorid) but is less irritating than the chlorid and, therefore, especially suitable for hypodermic use.

Dosage: 0.5 gm. or 7 grains.