This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
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 7½ grains.