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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Alfacalcidol 
(1alpha-hydroxycholecalciferol)
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One-Alpha® - Alfacalcidol 2mcg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (0.5ml and 1ml)
One-Alpha® - Alfacalcidol 2mcg/1ml oral drops
Alfacalcidol 250nanogram capsules
Alfacalcidol 500nanogram capsules
Alfacalcidol 1microgram capsules

One drop of alfacalcidol 2 microgram/mL oral drops contains approximately 100 nanograms alfacalcidol.

 

 

 
   
Calcitriol 
(1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol)
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Calcitriol 250nanogram capsules
Calcitriol 500nanogram capsules

 

 
   
Fultium D3
(Colecalciferol )
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HIGH DOSE BOOST

Fultium D3®Colecalciferol 20,000unit capsules

 
   
Invita D3
(Colecalciferol )
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HIGH DOSE BOOST

Invita D3®Colecalciferol 25,000unit per 1ml oral solution 
Invita D3®Colecalciferol 50,000unit per 1ml oral solution 

 
   
Plenachol
(Colecalciferol )
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HIGH DOSE BOOST

Plenachol®Colecalciferol 20,000unit capsules

 
   
Stexerol D3
(Colecalciferol )
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HIGH DOSE BOOST

Stexerol D3®Colecalciferol 25,000unit tablets 

 
   
Thorens
(Colecalciferol )
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Maintenance dose (without calcium)

Thorens®Colecalciferol 10,000unit/ml drops (1 drop ≡ 200unit Colecalciferol)

 

 

 
   
Desunin
(Colecalciferol )
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Maintenance dose (without calcium)

Desunin®Colecalciferol 400unit tablets

 
   
Fultium D3
(Colecalciferol )
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Maintenance dose (without calcium)

Fultium D3®Colecalciferol 800unit capsules

 
   
Accrete D3
(Colecalciferol and calcium carbonate)
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Maintenance dose (with calcium)

Colecalciferol 10microgram (equivalent to 400unit of vitamin D3) plus Calcium carbonate 1500mg (equivalent to 600mg of elemental calcium) tablets

 

Reserve for patients that cannot tolerate chewable tablets

 
   
Adcal-D3
(Colecalciferol and calcium carbonate)
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Maintenance dose (with calcium)

Colecalciferol 5microgram (equivalent to 200unit of vitamin D3) plus Calcium carbonate 750mg (equivalent to 300mg of elemental calcium) caplets

 
   
Adcal-D3
(Colecalciferol and calcium carbonate)
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Maintenance dose (with calcium)

Colecalciferol 10microgram (equivalent to 400unit of vitamin D3) plus Calcium carbonate 1500mg (equivalent to 600mg of elemental calcium) chewable tablets

 
   
Calceos
(Colecalciferol and calcium carbonate)
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Maintenance dose (with calcium)

Colecalciferol 10microgram (equivalent to 400unit of vitamin D3) plus Calcium carbonate 1250mg (equivalent to 500mg of elemental calcium) chewable tablets

 
   
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Status Description

Red

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   

Amber

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.   

Amber E

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  

Green

Medicines which can be prescribed in either Primary or Secondary Care.  

Grey

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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