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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
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09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Colecalciferol
(Vitamin D3)
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  • Available as:
    • 800 units capsules
    • 20000 units capsules
    • 50000 units capsules
    • 3000 units/mL oral solution
    • 25000 units/mL oral solution
 
Link  APC - Vitamin D Prescribing Guidelines (Adults)
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Adcal-D3)
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  • Adcal D3 chewable tablet contains 1.5g calcium carbonate and 400 units colecalciferol
  • Adcal D3 caplets contains 750mg calcium carbonate and 200 units colecalciferol
  • Available as:
    • Adcal D3 chewable tables 1 tablet BD
    • Adcal D3 caplets 2 caplets BD
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Cacit D3 )
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  • Cacit D3 contains 1.25g calcium carbonate and 440 units colecalciferol
  • Available as effervescent granules for patients with swallowing difficulties/enteral feeding tubes
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calcichew-D3)
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  • Calcichew D3 contains 2.5g calcium carbonate and 800 units colecalciferol
  • Available as chewable tablet
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calcichew-D3 Forte)
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  • Calcichew D3 Forte contains 1.25g calcium carbonate and 400 units colecalciferol
 
   
Ergocalciferol
(Vitamin D2)
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  • Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3) is the preferred choice of vitamin D, however, oral ergocalciferol may be appropriate in vegan patients and IM ergocalciferol when oral absorption is poor
  • Available as:
    • 50000 unit Capsules
    • 300000 unit IM injection
 
   
Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
  • Available as capsules
  • To be prescribed on advice of specialist only
 
   
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
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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

Red SO

SPECIALIST ONLY - These drugs are deemed to be not appropriate for prescribing by GPs. Specialists should not ask GPs to prescribe these drugs.   

Green SI

SPECIALIST INITIATED - These drugs must be initiated, i.e. the first dose prescribed, by the specialist and then may be continued when appropriate by the patients GP following communication from the specialist.   

Green SA

SPECIALIST ADVISED Specialists may simply advise a patients GP to initiate these drugs themselves after they have made an initial assessment.   

Amber SC

SHARED CARE - Responsibility for prescribing may be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of an individual GP and when agreed shared care arrangements have been established. The specialist MUST stabilize the patient before asking for care to be transferred. Only specialists should initiate these drugs. Prescribing should be transferred to GPs according to an Shared Care Agreement [SCA]   

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