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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Calcium and colecalciferol (vitamin D3)
(chewable tablet/effervescent tablet/film-coated tablet)
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Green

Chewable tablets first-line. Effervescent and film-coated tablets reserved to aid administration in those unable to take chewable tablets. 

Note that different formulations have different amounts of colecalciferol and calcium.

Choose brand with lowest acquisition cost and prescribe by brand name to avoid confusion. 

Preferred brands in primary care: Accrete D3 or TheiCal D3

 
   
Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3)
(capsules/tablets/oral solution)
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Green

note Products that are UK licensed medicines should be prescribed and supplied wherever possible

 
   
Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha)
(liquid/capsule)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Calcitriol
(capsule)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2)
(injection)
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Red
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Colecalciferol  (Vitamin D3)
(injection)

Non Formulary

unlicensed Unlicensed

 
  
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Status Description

Green

Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

Red

Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

Blue

For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  

Black

Not recommended for use.  

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