Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
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09-06-04 Vitamin D with Calcium

Calcium and colecalciferol  Accrete D3®, Evacal D3®,
Formulary

  • First choice in primary care

  • Accrete D3: Each film-coated tablet contains 600 mg calcium (as calcium carbonate 1500 mg) and 10 micrograms of colecalciferol (equivalent to 400 IU vitamin D3). Twice daily formulation

  • Accrete D3: Each film-coated tablet contains 0.3 mg hydrogenated soya-bean oil

  • Accrete D3: Each chewable tablet contains 2,500 mg of calcium carbonate (equivalent to 1,000 mg of calcium) and 8.8 mg of colecalciferol concentrate (powder form) (equivalent to 22 micrograms of colecalciferol = 880 IU of vitamin D3). Once daily formulation.

  • Evacal D3: Each chewable tablet contains 1,500 mg of calcium carbonate (equivalent to 600 mg of calcium) and 4.0 mg of colecalciferol concentrate (powder form) (equivalent to 10 micrograms of
    colecalciferol = 400 IU of vitamin D3). Twice daily formulation.

  • Alternative brands will be prescribed in Secondary Care due to difference in contract prices

  • Can be purchased from a Community Pharmacist. However, if a prescriber has particular concerns that a patient might not be able to, or is unwilling to self-care and treatment with a medication is required, then a prescription (FP10) should be considered.


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Calcium and colecalciferol  Calfovit D3®
Formulary

  • First choice in primary care for adult patients who are unable to take tablets or chewable tablets

  • Calfovit D3: Each sachet contains calcium phosphate 3100 mg (equivalent to 1200 mg or 30 mmol of elemental calcium per sachet) and 20 micrograms colecalciferol (equivalent to 800 IU). Once daily formulation

  • Alternative brands will be prescribed in Secondary Care due to difference in contract prices

  • Calcium and Vitamin D products can be purchased from a Community Pharmacist. However, if a prescriber has particular concerns that a patient might not be able to, or is unwilling to self-care and treatment with a medication is required, then a prescription (FP10) should be considered.


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Calcium and colecalciferol  Adcal D3®
Formulary

  • Caplets contain 7.5mmol calcium and 200units colecalciferol

  • Chewable tablets contain 15mmol calcium and 400units 

  • Effervescent tablets are restricted only for use when chewable tablets not tolerated, contains 15mmol calcium and 400units colecalciferol per tablet 

  • Accrete D3 or Evacal D3 should be prescribed in Primary Care. Where a patient has swallowing difficulties Calfovit D3 can be considered in Primary Care.


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Calcium and colecalciferol  Calcichew D3 Forte®,®
Formulary

  • Calcichew-D3 Forte 500 mg/400 IU chewable tablets contain calcium carbonate 1250 mg (equivalent to 500 mg of elemental calcium) and colecalciferol 400 IU (equivalent to 10 micrograms vitamin D3). Twice daily formulation.

  • Accrete D3 or Evacal D3 should be prescribed in Primary Care


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