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Calciject 40+3  Calcium injection
Calciject 40+3  Calcium injection

Calciject 40+3 Calcium injection

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Calciject 40+3 is a Calcium injection for the treatment of hypocalcaemia/ Milk Fever in cattle. Each 400ml contains: 11.88g Calcium provided by Calcium Gluconate and Calcium Borogluconate. Calciject 40+3 should be administered subcutaneously or via a slow intravenous injection at the following rate: Cattle : 150 - 500 ml. The solution should be warmed to body temperature before administration. 

Active Substance
Calcium gluconate 332 mg
Boric acid 68 mg
Magnesium hypophosphite hexahydrate 30mg

Target Species

Treats and Controls
Hypocalcaemia/ Milk Fever in cattle

Application Method
Administer by subcutaneous or slow intravenous injection 

Withdrawal Period
Meat: Nil
Milk:  Nil

Cattle: 150 - 400 ml 

Key Features of Calciject 40+3

  • Calcium Injection for the treatment of Milk Fever
  • 400ml Contains 11.88g Calcium
  • Solution should be warmed before being administered 

Signs of Milk Fever

In most cases cows will show some excitement or agitation with a tremor or spasm in muscles of the head and limbs. Then they will often stagger and go down to a "sitting" position, often with a 'kink' in her neck, and finally lie flat on their side before circulatory collapse, coma and even death. 
A dry muzzle, staring eyes, cold legs and ears, constipation and drowsiness are seen after going down.
The heart beat becomes weaker and faster.
The body temperature falls below normal, especially in cold, wet, windy weather.
These signs are due mainly to lowered blood calcium levels.
Sometimes there are additional signs due to complicating factors.
Bloat is common in cows unable to "sit up" because the gas in the rumen is unable to escape.
Pneumonia and exposure may affect cows left out in bad weather.

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Summary of Product Characteristics


Calciject 40 + 3 Solution for Injection


Each ml contains:

Active Substance

Calcium gluconate 332 mg

Boric acid 68 mg

Magnesium hypophosphite hexahydrate 30 mg

For a full list of excipients, see Section 6.1


Solution for injection.


4.1 Target Species


4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species

The product is indicated in the treatment of hypocalcaemia complicated by deficiency of magnesium.

4.3 Contraindications

Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredients.

Health Products Regulatory Authority 21 December 2018 CRN008SQR

4.4 Special warnings for each target species


4.5 Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals 

The solution should be warmed to body temperature before administration. Intravenous injections should be given slowly and stopped on the first signs of adverse reaction. Rapid intravenous injection may result in cardiac arrhythmias and, in severely toxaemic animals, collapse and death. As intravenous administration of this product could cause death, this route should only be used by a veterinary surgeon.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to animals


4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

None known.

4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

The product can be safely administered to pregnant and lactating animals.

4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interactions 

None known.

4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route

Administer by subcutaneous or slow intravenous injection Cattle: 150 - 400 ml

4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

Not applicable.

4.11 Withdrawal period(s)

Meat: Nil

Milk: Nil


Milk fever characterised by hypocalcaemia is caused by an acute drop in the level of calcium in the blood. At parturition, hypophosphataemia and hypomagnesaemia can also occur. The product is administered by subcutaneous or slow intravenous injection replenishes plasma concentrations of calcium, phosphate and magnesium ions.


6.1 List of excipients

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Water for Injection

6.2 Major incompatibilities 

None known.

6.3 Shelf-life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.

6.4 Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25°C. Protect from light.

6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging

400 ml Type III glass vials (amber) which are sealed using rubber wads (black) and aluminium screw caps or 400 ml polypropylene containers sealed with bromobutyl bungs (grey) and aluminium caps. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials derived from the use of such products

Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.


Norbrook Laboratories (Ireland) Limited

Rossmore Industrial Estate






Date of first authorisation: 01 October 1991

Date of last renewal: 01 October 2006


December 2018

Delivery Information

Delivery Service

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Due to Brexit we are temporarily unable to ship to the UK. Shipping to Northern Ireland will remain in place.

Delivery Times
Ireland (ROI & NI) EU (Mainland Only)
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Some products have an extended delivery time, this is noted on the products.

Delivery Rates

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Czech Republic €24.99 €17.00
Denmark €24.99 €17.00
Finland €36.99 €29.00
France €21.99 €14.00
Germany €21.99 €14.00
Hungary €28.99 €21.00
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Poland €21.99 €17.00
Portugal €36.99 €29.00
Slovakia €28.99 €21.00
Slovenia €28.99 €21.00
Spain €34.99 €27.00
Sweden €34.99 €27.00


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Agridirect Returns Policy

We’re sorry your purchase didn’t work out. But don’t worry; we have a great returns policy to help you out.

All purchases can be returned to us within 14 days of delivery and returned goods must be received within 14 days from the date you informed us of the return.

Purchases may be opened for inspection but must not be used and must be repackaged securely in the original packaging if you wish to return it.

If we discover goods have been used or there has been a loss in value of the goods due to damage to the goods, while in your care or whilst being returned to us, we will reduce the amount refunded, which may amount to the full cost of the product, to cover loss of value of goods.

All returns should be complete which includes boxes, manuals and accessories that may have been included with the order.

All returns must be packaged appropriately for shipping, we will not accept responsibility for damages or loss which occur during shipping of a return product.

We accept no responsibility for goods damaged or lost while in transit to us. 

How do I return a product?

We have partnered with DPD to make your returns process easy and secure. simply follow the steps below and bring your package to an official DPD pickup point.

1) All returns must be accompanied with a fully filled out returns form which can be downloaded here.

2) To print off your return label click here or visit and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure and use your order number as your reference.

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3) Bring your package to a DPD pickup point. To find your nearest drop off point here.

Once the returned product has been received into our warehouse and been fully inspected a refund will be issued.

If you choose not to use the DPD returns service we recommend that you use a method that can be tracked.

For the return of bulk products please contact us at

I have received a damaged product from you, what should I do?

First off, if you have received a damaged electrical product from us, do not plug it in. Any electrical products that are plugged in are deemed ‘as used and accepted’ and are not accepted as returns. All damages must be reported to us via phone or email within 24hours of receipt of goods. Please ensure you check your items upon delivery.

How do I begin the returns process?

If you wish to begin the return process, please email us at and ensure the following information is included in your email. Your name, phone number, Order id, the item you wish to return, reason for return and if the product is damaged we require photos of the product.

Once you have sent us all required information a member of our team will assess your claim and will contact you as soon as possible. Please hold off on returning products until a member of our team has called you to confirm.


Once the returned product has been returned to us and fully inspected a refund will be issued.

Please Note: A typical timeline for a refund to show in your account is up to 10 working days from the date processed, depending on your bank.



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