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09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D and analogues (systemic)
Colecalciferol and calcium carbonate (Calci-D)
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First Choice
Green

ONCE DAILY formulary preparation option.
(Most affordable Vitamin D and calcium option overall and could facilitate compliance with a once daily regimen)

 
Colecalciferol 10,000 units/ml drops
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Green

Brand: Thorens®



  • 200 units per drop

 
 
Colecalciferol 1000 units tablets
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Formulary
Green

Brand: Stexerol-D3®

 
 
Colecalciferol 25,000 units/ml oral solution
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Formulary
Green

Brand: InVita D3®


Available as:



  • 25,000 units in 1ml ampoules.

  • 50,000 units in 2ml ampoules.

 
 
Colecalciferol 400 units and Calcium Carbonate 1.25g
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Green

Brand: Calcichew-D3® Forte

 
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate
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Green

Brand: Adcal-D3®


Forms available:



  • Caplets (Most cost effective form)

  • Chewable tablets,

  • Effervescent tablets,

 
 
Colecalciferol capsules 20,000units
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Green

Brands include:



  • Fultium D3® 

  • Plenachol®

 
 
Colecalciferol capsules 40,000 units
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Green

Brand: Plenachol®

 
 
Colecalciferol capsules 50,000 units
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Green

 Brand : InVita-D3®



  • available as soft capsules.

 
 
Colecalciferol tablets 800 units
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Formulary
Green

Brand: Desunin®

 
 
Ergocalciferol Injection
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Formulary
Red

Hospital use only for patients with high stoma output/ severe malabsorption.

 
 
Alfacalcidol
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Formulary
Green

Brand: One-Alpha®



  • Forms available as capsules, drops & injection.

 
 
Colecalciferol capsules 3,200 units
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Formulary
Green

Brand : Fultium-D3®

 
 
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 Non Formulary Items
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew-D3)

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Non Formulary Not stocked in Acute Trust
Does not contain the recommended amount of Vitamin D
  
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Status Description

Red

Secondary care only, not to be prescribed in primary care.   

Amber 2

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber with Shared Care

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber

Considered suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist initiation/recommendation.  

Green

Considered appropriate for prescribing in both secondary and primary care. Suitable for initiation in primary care.   

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