Hypercalcemia (Elevated Calcium Levels) (cont.)
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Treatment of hypercalcemia depends on two main factors.
If hypercalcemia in a patient is causing severe symptoms or if the values are critically elevated, lowering the blood calcium levels may require hospitalization and the use of hydration, steroids, or even dialysis. Intravenous medications can be used to lower the patient's calcium levels.
Treatment with medications can be administered to the patient on an out-patient basis if the hypercalcemia state is modest.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014
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