Hypercalcemia

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Association

Small cell lung cancer

Treatment

Severe (>14) or symptomatic:

  • Acute: Hydration, calcitonin
  • Furosemide only if CHF
  • Chronic: Bisphosphonates

Moderate (12-14):

  • No acute treatment
  • Bisphosphonates

Mild (<12):

  • No acute treatment
  • Avoid HCTZ, volume depletion, bed rest