Calcium Oxide

(rINNM)

💊 Chemical information

Calcii Oxidum; Calcium Oxydatum; Calcium, oxyde de; Calx; Calx Usta; Chaux Vive; E529; Gebrannter Kalk; Lime; Oxid vápenatý; Óxido de calcio; Quicklime; Wapnia tlenek; Wapnia tlenek.
CaO = 56.08.
CAS — 1305-78-8.
ATC Vet — QP53AX18.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Jpn, Pol., and US.

USP 31

(Lime). Hard, odourless, white or greyish-white masses, granules, or powder. When it is moistened with water a reaction occurs, heat being evolved and calcium hydroxide formed. Slightly soluble in water; very slightly soluble in boiling water. Store in airtight containers.

💊 Adverse Effects and Treatment

Calcium oxide may cause burns on contact with moist skin and mucous membranes; it is particularly irritant to the eyes. Washing or flooding of affected areas may need to be prolonged. Pneumonitis may follow inhalation.

💊 Uses and Administration

Calcium oxide has been used in various dermatological preparations. A paste made from a mixture of calcium oxide and sodium hydroxide and known as London paste was used as an escharotic.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Ital.: Oleo Calcarea†.
Published February 02, 2019.