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09.06.04  Expand sub section  Vitamin D
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calci-D®)
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First Choice
Green

Calci-D is the most cost-effective calcium and vitamin D preparation. See Prescribing Points Dec 2016.

Available as a chewable tablet (1 tablet daily).

 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Accrete-D3®)
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Second Choice
Green
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Adacl D3® Caplets)
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Third Choice
Green
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Adacl D3®)
(Effervescent tablets)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Adcal-D3®)
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Green

Chewable tablets.

 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calceos®)
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Green
Chewable tablets. 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calcichew D3® Forte)
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Green

Chewable tablets.

 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Natecal D3®)
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Green

Chewable tablets.

 
   
Ergocalciferol
(Injection)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Calcitriol
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Colecalciferol 1000 unit capsules/ tablets (Fultium-D3®, Desunin®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

Available to purchase over the counter so only prescribe in patients with established osteopenia or osteoporosis or on advice of renal unit, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D. 

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 800 unit capsules/ tablets (Invita D3®, Fultium-D3®, Desunin®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

Invita D3® is more cost-effective than Fultium D3® and Desunin®.

Available to purchase over the counter so only prescribe in patients with established osteopenia or osteoporosis or on advice of renal unit, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D. 

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 2,740units/ml drops (Fultium-D3® Drops)
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

NB. 3 drops contain 200 units.

 
   
Colecalciferol 20,000 unit capsules (Plenachol®, Aviticol®, Fultium-D3®)
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 2000 units/ml drops (SunVit-D3® Drops)
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

NB. 1 drop contain 100 units. 

 
   
Colecalciferol 25,000 unit liquid (Invita D3® )
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 3200 unit capsules (Fultium-D3®)
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 40,000 unit capsules (Plenachol®)
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
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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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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 10,000units/ml drops  (Thorens®)

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Colecalciferol 2,400 units/ml drops  (Invita D3® oral drops)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 3,000 units per ml liquid

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Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate

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Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Cacit-D3®)

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Non Formulary

Effervescent granules in sachets.

 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew D3®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew D3® 500mg/400unit Caplets)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew-D3 Once Daily)

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Colecalciferol with Calcium carbonate  (Kalcipos-D®)

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Non Formulary
Black

The amount of calcium is less than the usual recommended intake.  More cost effective preparations available.

APCO September 2011. 

 
Dihydrotachysterol  (AT 10®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ergocalciferol
(Oral)

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Non Formulary
 
Ergocalciferol  (Calfovit D3®)

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Non Formulary
 
Paricalcitol  (Zemplar®)

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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   

Green

Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Brown

Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  

Black

Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used  

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