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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
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Any drug not listed on the Formulary should be considered Non-Formulary - Not recommended for prescribing

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09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Alfacalcidol
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Red
1microgram/0.5mL Injection  
   
Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha)
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Green
0.25microgram & 1microgram Capsules
2microgram/1mL Oral Liquid
 
   
Calcitriol 250nanograms, 500nanograms
(Capsules)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

For renal patients only.

 
   
Colecalciferol 10,000 units/ml
(Oral Drops (10mL))
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

For Paediatric patients only

Refer to the joint prescribing guidelines below for a guide to dosing for treatment and prevention in children.

 
   
Colecalciferol 20,000 , 40,000units
(Capsules)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Refer to the Joint Prescribing Guidelines below for a guide to dosing for treatment and prevention in adults and children or the SPC.

N.B L&D hospital stocks Plenachol brand which is free from gelatin, soya, gluten and peanut oil.  Suitable for vegetarians. Halal and Kosher certified.

 
   
Colecalciferol 800 units
(Capsules)
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Green
800units = 20micrograms 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate
(Chewable tablets)
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Green

Hospital contract brands will be supplied in secondary care. Currently Adcal D3 - contains: colecalciferol 400 units / calcium carbonate 1.5g (500mg calcium)

Primary care: Most cost effective brand to be advised via ScriptSwitch/ Optimise

 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate
(Effervescent tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

For swallowing difficulties and enteral feeding tube administration only.

Hospital contract brands will be supplied in secondary care. Currently Adcal D3 Dissolve - contains: colecalciferol 400 units / calcium carbonate 1.5g (500mg calcium)

Primary care: Most cost effective brand to be advised via ScriptSwitch/ Optimise

 
   
Ergocalciferol
(Intramuscular Injection)
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Green

7.5mg/1mL (300,000 unit) Injection

No longer advised.

Only prescribe when patients unable to take or comply with oral treatment. Refer to the joint prescribing guidelines below for a guide to dosing for treatment and prevention in adults and children.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Calcium and Ergocalciferol
(Calcium and vitamin D Tablets)

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Non Formulary

Calcium lactate pentahydrate 300mg / calcium phosphate 150mg
(equivalent to 100mg elemental calcium) PLUS ergocalciferol 10micrograms (400 units).

No longer recommended

 
Colecalciferol  (Accrete D3®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol  (Kalcipos-D®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 1,000 units  (Sunvit D3)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 25,000 unit liquid  (Invita D3 )

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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 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  (Calcichew-D3 Forte)

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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

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Non Formulary
 
Ergocalciferol  (Calfovit D3)

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Non Formulary
 
Paricalcitol  (Zemplar)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Status Description

Red

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment  

Amber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations   

Amber SCG

Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.   

Black

A decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

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