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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
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Guideline for the appropriate use of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) for adults in primary care

 

 

Oral Nutritional Supplement Prescribing Statement

 

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09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha)
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250 nanogram, 1 microgram capules

2 microgram/1mL oral drops

 
 
Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablet
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calcium lactate 300mg, calcium phosphate 150mg and ergocalciferol 10 microgram

 
 
Calcium Carbonate with Colecalciferol
(calcium and vitamin D)
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  • Calcium carbonate 750mg/colecalciferol 5 microgram  e.g. Adcal-D3 750mg/200unit caplets
  • Calcium carbonate 1.25g/colecalciferol 10 microgram chewable tablets e.g. Calcichew D3 Forte chewable
  • Calcium carbonate 1.5g/colecalciferol 10 microgram e.g. Evacal D3 chewable tablets, Accrete D3 tablets,
 
 
Colecalciferol
(Vitamin D )
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Maintenance and preventative treatments should be recommended to be purchased OTC. Therefore no solid dosage form under 800iu should be prescribed.

Capsules

800iu (20 microgram) e.g. Invita D3 800unit capsules

20,000iu e.g. Hux D3 20,000 unit capsules

50,000iu e.g. Invita D3 50,000 unit capsules

Oral Drops

 10,000iu/mL e.g. Thorens 10,000iu/mL (10mL pack)

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Ergocalciferol
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 capsules, oral solution, injection

 

 
 
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Status Description

Green

Green -Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care and Secondary care Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies  

Amber

Amber- Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care after specialist /Consultant recommendation or initiation. A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Medicines and Therapeutic Committee and approved by the Area Prescribing Committee.   

Red

Red-Hospital initiation and continuation only  

Amber Shared Care Protocol

AMBER SHARE CARE PROTOCOL- Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers only under a shared care protocol, once the patient has been stabilised  

Blue

To be supplied from the appropriate commissioned provider.   

Green 2

GREEN 2- to be prescribed by primary care only   

Grey

GREY- NON FORMULARY (As agreed by Area Prescribing Committee)  

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