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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
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Specialist Infant Formula Prescribing Guidance

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09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Colecalciferol (vitamin D3) capsules
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First Choice
Green
  • Colecalciferol 20,000units capsules - for vitamin D deficiency.

Colecalciferol preparations offering doses up to 1000units are available to buy over the counter. All patients should be encouraged to purchase this if appropriate.

 
Colecalciferol (vitamin D3)  (Various)
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Second Choice
Green
  • Colecalciferol

25,000units/1mL solution (InVita-D3) restricted to patients with swallowing difficulties.

Oral Drops (200units per 3 drops)

 
Link  AWC/Bradford CCGs Adults and Adolescents Vitamin D assessment and treatment overview (January 2020)
   
Colecalciferol
(Injections)
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Red ULM
  • Colecalciferol 300,000units/1mL Injections
 
Link  Unlicensed Medicines Consultant Request Form (ANHSFT access only)
Link  Unlicensed Medicines Patient Agreement for Use Form (ANHSFT access only)
Link  Unlicensed Medicines Patient Information Leaflet (ANHSFT access only)
Link  Unlicensed Medicines Policy (ANHSFT access only)
   
Calcium and Ergocalciferol (Tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Calcium and Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2)

Reserved for existing patients only.

 
   
Alfacalcidol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Alfacalcidol (1α-hydroxycholecalciferol)

Restricted to patients with severe renal impairment, who require the hydroxylated derivatives of vitamin D.

 
   
Calcitriol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol)

Restricted to patients with severe renal impairment, who require the hydroxylated derivatives of vitamin D.

 
   
Ergocalciferol Injection
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Formulary
Red
  • Ergocalciferol 300,000unit/1mL Injection
 
   
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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Homecare
Homecare
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CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Green - Drugs suitable for generalised use in accordance with position summary. Inform primary care of need to prescribe using a TTO chart if in patient or Treatment Advice Note (TAN) if Outpatient.   

Amber

Amber - these drugs require specialist initiation or recommendation  

Amber SCG

Amber Share Care - Drugs suitable for generalist use, in accordance with position summary, normally following specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.  

Red

Red - Drugs for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

Red ULM

Red ULM - Unlicensed medicines for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

Grey

Grey drugs - No formal commissioning position. Check appropriate CCG /NHSE commissioning list or contact CCG/NHSE Medicines Management team for advice. Fill in individual funding request for appropriate CCG/NHSE. This will need to be signed by the Chief Pharmacist and a copy of the relevant DTC submission attached.   

Black

Black - Drugs not routinely commissioned so should not usually be prescribed  

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