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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
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Nutrition/Blood related Prescribing Guidance

Please see our Prescribing Guidelines page for all prescribing guidance relating to this chapter.

Nutrition/Blood related Shared Care Agreements

Please see our Shared Care Agreements page for all shared care agreements (SCAs) relating to this chapter.

 

Self-care

Many of the products in this chapter are available for purchase over-the-counter, and patients are encouraged to self-care, with the support of their community pharmacist, in the first instance.

For further information on self-care & the NHS, please refer to https://www.england.nhs.uk/medicines/conditions-for-which-over-the-counter-items-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed/

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09.05.01.01  Expand sub section  Calcium supplements
Adcal ® 
(Oral)
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Green
  • Swindon only
  • BaNES and Salisbury - not on formulary 
  •  1500mg chewable tablets, each containing 1.5g calcium carbonate.
 
   
Calcichew ®
(Tablet)
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Green
  • BaNES and Salisbury only
  • Swindon - not on formulary
  • 500mg chewable tablets, each containing 1.25g calcium carbonate.  
 
   
Calcium 5.1mmol/10ml Syrup
(Alliance Calcium Syrup®)
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Green
  • Replaces Calcium Sandoz syrup (discontinued)
 
   
Calcium Carbonate with Calcium Lactate Gluconate
(Calvive-1000®)
(Effervescent Tablet)
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Amber
  • Effervescent tablets containing calcium lactate gluconate & calcium carbonate, 1000mg calcium per tablet   
  • Rebranded April 2020, formerly Sandocal 1000 effervescent tablets. No change to drug composition.
 
   
Calcium Chloride 
(Injection)
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Red
  • Parental preparation - Calcium Chloride Injection
  •  Min-I-jet 10ml           
 
   
Calcium Gluconate 10%
(Injection)
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Red
  • 10ml ampoule
  • Infusion 50ml         

 

 
   
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Status Description

Red

RED - Hospital only – to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment.  

Amber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation or recommendation.  

Amber with Shared Care

Shared Care - these medicines require 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.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations.  

Self

Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  

Grey

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision to use this medicine is under review.   

Black

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.  

Red Specialist Centre

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where this medicine and indication is ONLY available through a Specialist Centre according to a NICE Highly Specialised Technology or NHSE Specialised Commission Circular / Policy.  

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