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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
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In line with guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, MKPAG recommends a treatnment does of Fultium D3 20,000 IU per week for 4 to 6 weeks, followed by a maintenance dose of Invita D3800 IU daily.

The maintenance therapy should be continued throughout pregnancy.

 

Also in line with this guidance, treatment doses should not be given in the first trimester.

 

For supplementation in pregnancy, MKPAG recommends either Healthy Start viatmins if the woman is eligible or self purchase over-the-counter. These products should not be recommended or supplied as prescribed medicines.

Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha)
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  • Capsules 250 nanograms, 500 nanograms, 1 microgram
  • Oral drops 2 microgram in 1mL
  • Injection 2 micrograms 1mL (1mL ampoules)
 
   
Calcitriol
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Amber 2
  • Capsules 250 nanograms, 500 nanograms
  • Injection 1 microgram in 1mL, 2 micrograms in 1mL 
 
   
Colecalciferol 2,400 units/ml drops (Invita D3 oral drops)
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Green
  • 800 unit capsules containing colecalciferol 
  • 5,600 unit capsules containing colecalciferol (This strength allows weekly dosing)
  • 50,000 unit capsules containing colecalciferol 
  • 25,000 units/mL oral solution 
  • 50,000 units/mL oral solution 
  • 2,400 units/mL oral drops, solution

Note:  May be mixed with a small amount of cold or lukewarm food immediately before administration.

 
   
Colecalciferol 20,000 unit capsules (Fultium D3)
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Green

Capsules containing 20,000 unit (= 500 micrograms Vitamin D)

 
   
Colecalciferol 4000 units (Desunin)
(Tablets)
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Green

Tablet 800 unit

 
   
Ergocalciferol
(Injection)
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Red

Injection 300,000 units in 1mL

 
   
Colecalciferol 3,000 units per ml liquid
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Red

Liquid 3,000 units in 1mL

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Colecalciferol with calcium phosphate  (Calfovit D3)

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Calcitriol  (Calcijex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcitriol  (Rocaltrol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium and Ergocalciferol

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Carbonate with Colecalciferol

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol
(With alendronic acid )

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Colecalciferol

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Colecalciferol 1,000 units  (Sunvit D3)

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Colecalciferol 10,000units/ml drops  (Thorens)

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Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate

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Dihydrotachysterol  (AT 10®)

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Ergocalciferol
(Oral)

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Paricalcitol  (Zemplar)

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Status Description

Green

Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

Amber 1

Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

Amber 2

Specialist or GP initiation in line with local guideline after 1st line failure followed by GP continuation   

Amber 3

Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation  

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Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation in line with an agreed shared care guideline  

Red

Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

Red Red

These medicines have been evaluated and rejected by MKPAG and are NOT approved for use within MK. They are not recommended for use because of lack of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

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