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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Adcal-D3 caplets

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Formulary Each caplet contains
  • Calcium 300mg (elemental)
  • Colecalciferol 200 units

    Dose: Two caplets twice a day
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    Adcal-D3 chewable tabs

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    Formulary Each tablet contains
  • Calcium 600mg (elemental)
  • Colecalciferol 400 units

    Dose: One tablet twice a day
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    Adcal-D3 effervescent tabs

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    Formulary Each tablet contains
  • Calcium 600mg (elemental)
  • Colecalciferol 400 units

    Dose: One effervescent tablet twice a day
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    Calceos chewable tabs

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    Formulary Each tablet contains
  • Calcium 500mg (elemental)
  • Colecalciferol 400 units

    Dose: One tablet twice a day
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    Colecalciferol 20,000 units caps

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    Formulary
    Green
    Follow APC guidelines (below) for management of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. In secondary care, contact the pharmacy department for specific brands routinely available
       
    Colecalciferol 25,000 units in 1ml oral solution (ampoule)

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    Formulary
    Green
    Follow APC guidelines (below) for management of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. In secondary care, contact the pharmacy department for specific products routinely available
       
    Colecalciferol 800 units tabs & caps

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    Formulary
    Green
    Follow APC guidelines (below) for management of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. In secondary care, contact the pharmacy department for specific brands routinely available
       
    Alfacalcidol caps, oral drops, injection

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    Calcitriol caps

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    Ergocalciferol injection

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    Restricted Drug Restricted INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY
    Unlicensed intramuscular injection available as 400,000 units in 2mL (SALF)

    Dose: 300 000 units as a single dose, repeated 6-monthly
       
    Paricalcitol caps, injection

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    Red
       
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    Status Description
      Red   Specialist Prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist. In very exceptional circumstances a specialist may discuss individual patient need for a RED drug to be prescribed by a GP and the GP should consider informing the Medicines Management team before a decision is made to prescribe for individual patients.   
      Amber 1   Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist  
      Amber 2   Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care  
      Amber 3   Specialist initiation with ongoing monitoring required. After dose stabilisation GPs can be requested to take over prescribing responsibilities using the approved APC shared care documentation  
      Green   Specialist and non-specialist initiation  
      Grey   Not recommended for prescribing  

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