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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.02.01  Expand sub section  Oral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
Aptamil
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900g 

 
   
Aptamil Pepti Junior
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09.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Oral potassium
Potassium Chloride (Kay-Cee-L®)
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Syrup SF containing 1mmol potassium per ml

 
   
Potassium Chloride (Sando-K®)
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Effervescent tablets each containing 12mmol potassium

 
   
Potassium Chloride (Slow-K®)
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Modified release tablets each containing 8mmol potassium

Notes:

  • Potassium supplementation is indicated for proven hypokalaemia.
  • Potassium salts are preferably given as the effervescent tablets or liquid preparation, rather than the modified release tablets. Slow-K® tablets only contain 8mmol potassium per tablet and are associated with oesophageal ulceration.
 
   
09.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Potassium removal
Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins (Calcium Resonium®)
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  • Powder calcium polystyrene sulphonate.  
  • Enema 30g in 100mL U 

Note:

Calcium Resonium or Resonium A can be taken orally mixed in water (not fruit squash or other potassium containing fluids), or as a paste. It may also be administered rectally (contact your pharmacist for formulation details).

 
   
Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins (Resonium A®)
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Powder sodium polystyrene sulphonate.

Note:

Calcium Resonium or Resonium A can be taken orally mixed in water (not fruit squash or other potassium containing fluids), or as a paste. It may also be administered rectally (contact your pharmacist for formulation details).

 
   
09.02.01.02  Expand sub section  Oral sodium and water
Sodium Chloride (Slow Sodium®)
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Modified release tablets containing 600mg sodium chloride (equivalent to 10mmol Sodium)

 
   
Sodium Chloride 30% oral solution
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Sodium Chloride 30% oral solution

 
   
09.02.01.02  Expand sub section  Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) to top
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Oral rehydration salts:

  Na+ K+ Cl- Glucose Other
Dioralyte® - 5 sachets reconstituted with 1 litre of water  60 mmol 20 mmol 60 mmol  90 mmol 10 mmol citrate 
Dioralyte® Relief - 5 sachets reconstituted with 1 litre of water  60 mmol 20 mmol 50 mmol 30g Rice starch 10 mmol citrate
Electrolade® - 5 sachets reconstituted with 1 litre of water  50 mmol 20 mmol 40 mmol 111 mmol 30 mmol HCO3-
WHO formulation - 1 litre (Unlicensed) 90 mmol 20 mmol 80 mmol 111 mmol 10 mmol citrate


Notes:

  • WHO formulation (St Marks solution) is an unlicensed preparation and not commonly used in the UK.
  • It is usually for short bowel patients requiring oral rehydration.
Oral Rehydration Salts
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09.02.01.03  Expand sub section  Oral bicarbonate
Sodium Bicarbonate
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  • Capsules, 500mg
  • Infusion 1.26%, 2.74%, 8.4%
  • Injection 8.4%
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Glucodrate®

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Patiromer calcium  (Veltassa®)

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Note:

 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/c0299-acute-kidney-injury-in-covid-outside-the-icu-version-v1-1.pdf

 
Potasium Chloride  (Klofer®)

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Potassium Bicarbonate
(Potassium effervescent tablets)

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Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate  (Lokelma®)

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Non Formulary
Link  NICE TA599: Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for treating hyperkalaemia
 
  
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Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

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Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

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

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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  

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Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

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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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