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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.05.01.01  Expand sub section  Calcium supplements
Calcichew

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Calcichew ®Calcium carbonate 1.25g (500mg) tablets (12.6mmol Ca2+)

 
   
Calcium gluconate 
(Injection)
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Calcium gluconate 100mg/1ml (10%) solution for injection ampoules
(1 g contains calcium 89 mg or Ca2+ 2.23 mmol.)

 

The MHRA has advised that repeated or prolonged administration of calcium gluconate injection packaged in 10 mL glass containers is contra-indicated in children under 18 years and in patients with renal impairment owing to the risk of aluminium accumulation; in these patients the use of calcium gluconate injection packaged in plastic containers is recommended.

 
   
Sandocal1000

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Calcium carbonate 1.75gram/calcium lactate gluconate 2.263gram effervescent tablets (Each tablet contains 1 g calcium (Ca2+ 25 mmol))

 
   
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Medicines that can only be prescribed within Secondary Care. Examples of medicines which fall into this category are: Certain new medicines and new indications for older medicines where there is at present no experience of use in Primary Care. Medicines or dressings not available or prescribable in Primary Care. Where a medicine has been classified as Amber E, but an approved shared-care guideline is not yet available   

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Medicines which can be prescribed within Secondary Care, but are only suitable for prescribing in Primary Care after specialist referral. There is no need for approved shared care guidelines for medicines in this category. This replaces Amber 2 on the North Staffs Formulary.   

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Medicines which can be prescribed within Secondary Care, but are only considered suitable for prescribing in Primary Care under an approved shared-care agreement (ESCA) or Rationale for Initiation, Continuation and Discontinuation (RICaD). This replaces Amber 1 on the North Staffs Formulary  

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These medicines have been reviewed by the New Medicines Committee and the Area Prescribing Committee and found not to be suitable for inclusion in the Joint Formulary. Inadequate or weak evidence for efficacy No clearly defined local need Lack of long term safety data No perceived benefit over established formulary alternatives Prescribers can consider these medicines where formulary alternatives are unsuitable, ineffective or not tolerated.  

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