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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
Notes:

For enteral nutrition products, sip feeds etc see chapter 25

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09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Calci-D  (Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate)
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First Choice
Green

First line Calcium & Vitamin D product: 1000mg Calcium [2.5g calcium carbonate] & 1000 units colecalciferol per chewable tablet.

ONE tablet ONCE daily (at 6pm to avoid morning doses of bisphosphonate and other interacting medicines eg levothyroxine)

 
Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha)
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Green

Vitamin D prescribing guidelines are available on WVT intranet and CCG internet. Maintenance doses of vitamin D are suitable for self care / patient purchase in primary care.

 
   
Cacit D3  (effervescent granules sachets)
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Green

An additional option for administration via PEG tubes

1.25g calcium carbonate & 440units colecalciferol per sachet

 
   
Colecalciferol 1,000 units (Sunvit D3)
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Green

Vitamin D prescribing guidelines are available on WVT intranet and CCG internet. Maintenance doses of vitamin D are suitable for self care / patient purchase in primary care.

 
   
Colecalciferol 10,000units/ml drops (Thorens)
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Green

200 units per drop

Vitamin D prescribing guidelines are available on WVT intranet and CCG internet. Maintenance doses of vitamin D are suitable for self care / patient purchase in primary care.

 
   
Colecalciferol 2,400 units/ml drops (Invita D3 oral drops)
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Green

Vitamin D prescribing guidelines are available on WVT intranet and CCG internet. Maintenance doses of vitamin D are suitable for self care / patient purchase in primary care.

 
   
Colecalciferol 25,000 unit liquid (Invita D3 )
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Green

Vitamin D prescribing guidelines are available on WVT intranet and CCG internet. Maintenance doses of vitamin D are suitable for self care / patient purchase in primary care.

 
   
Colecalciferol 800 units
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Green

Vitamin D prescribing guidelines are available on WVT intranet and CCG internet. Maintenance doses of vitamin D are suitable for self care / patient purchase in primary care.

 
   
Colecalciferol 800 units (Desunin)
(Tablets)
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Green

Vitamin D prescribing guidelines are available on WVT intranet and CCG internet. Maintenance doses of vitamin D are suitable for self care / patient purchase in primary care.

 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calcichew-D3 Forte)
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Formulary
Green 2

For those patients who have swallowing difficulties

 
   
Ergocalciferol
(Injection)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Hospital use only for patients with high output stoma / severe malabsorption.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Calcitriol

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Non Formulary
 
Calcitriol  (Calcijex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcitriol  (Rocaltrol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium and Ergocalciferol

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Carbonate with Colecalciferol

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol
(With alendronic acid )

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol  (Accrete D3®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol  (Adcal-D3®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol  (Kalcipos-D®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 2,740units/ml drops  (Fultium-D3 Drops)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 20,000 units

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 3,000 units per ml liquid

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 3200 unit capsules  (Fultium D3)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 4000 units  (Desunin)
(Tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calchichew-D3 Once Daily)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew-D3)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (TheiCal- D3)

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Non Formulary
 
Dihydrotachysterol  (AT 10®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ergocalciferol
(Oral)

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Non Formulary
 
Ergocalciferol  (Calceos®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ergocalciferol  (Calfovit D3)

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Non Formulary
 
Paricalcitol  (Zemplar)

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Non Formulary
 
  
Key
note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Suitable for use in primary care  

Amber

Specialist initiation. Shared care in place  

Red

Red do not use..  

Advice

Some formulations restricted  

Black

NICE "Do not do"  

Green 1

1st line option  

Green 2

2nd line option  

Green 3

3rd line option only  

Not Recomended / Black

Low Value Medicine not recommended for use - see NHSE guidelines  

OTC

This preparation should be bought over the counter for self-care  

Red Amber

Check product description for traffic light status  

Red Black

Low Value Medicine  

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