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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.01  Anaemias and some other blood disorders
09.01.01  Iron-deficiency anaemias
09.01.01.01  Oral iron
Ferrous Sulphate
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Dosage: Once daily is the first choice . This is usually provides appropriate absoprtion of iron, taking more frequently may increase side effects with little or no added benefit. 

 
Sodium Feredetate (Sytron)
Second Choice

In patients who require a liquid preparation 

 
   
Ferrous Fumarate
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note Note that Ferrous sulfate is the preferred formulary choice. 

Please discuss with pharmacy before prescribing ferrous fumarate. 

This should only occur as an exception when ferrous sulfate or sodium feredetate has not been tolerated. 

 

Dosage: Once daily is the first choice . This is usually provides appropriate absoprtion of iron, taking more frequently may increase side effects with little or no added benefit. 

 
   
09.01.01.01  Iron and folic acid
09.01.01.01  Compound iron preparations to top
09.01.01.02  Parenteral iron
Ferric Carboxymaltose (Ferinject)
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Iron Dextran (CosmoFer)
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If Ferinject unsuitable 

 
   
09.01.02  Drugs used in megaloblastic anaemias
Folic Acid
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Hydroxocobalamin
(Vitamin B12)
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See cyanocobalamin for guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic 

 
   
Cyanocobalamin
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Restricted to oncology / haematology / renal use only

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic cyanocobalamin can use used in other specialities instead of hydroxocobalamin as per the Britsh society for haematology. 

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09.01.03  Drugs used in hypoplastic, haemolytic, and renal anaemias
Cytotoxic Drug Hydroxycarbamide (Siklos)
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09.01.03  Erythropoietin
Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp)
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Link  NICE CG114: Anaemia in chronic kidney disease
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents during chemotherapy
   
Epoetin alfa (Eprex)
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Link  NICE CG114: Anaemia in chronic kidney disease
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents during chemotherapy
   
Epoetin beta (NeoRecormon)
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Link  NICE CG114: Anaemia in chronic kidney disease
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents during chemotherapy
   
09.01.03  Iron overload to top
Deferasirox (Exjade)
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Deferiprone (Ferriprox)
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Desferrioxamine Mesilate (Desferal®)
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09.01.04  Drugs used in autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura
Anagrelide (Xagrid)
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Eltrombopag (Revolade)
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Chronic immune (idiopathis) thrombocytopenic purpura in patients refractory to other treatments e.g. corticosteroids or immunoglobulins

 
Link  NICE TA293: Eltrombopag for treating chronic ITP
   
Romiplostim (Nplate)
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Link  NICE TA221: Thrombocytopenic purpura - romiplostim
   
09.01.05  G6PD deficiency
09.01.06  Drugs used in neutropenia
Filgrastim (Zarzio, Accofil)
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Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta)
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09.01.07  Drugs used to mobilise stem cells
09.02  Fluids and electrolytes to top
09.02.01  Oral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
09.02.01.01  Oral potassium
Potassium Chloride (Kay-Cee-L)
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Potassium Chloride (Sando-K)
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09.02.01.01  Potassium removal
Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins (Calcium Resonium)
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09.02.01.02  Oral sodium and water
09.02.01.02  Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) to top
Oral Rehydration Salts
Formulary  
   
09.02.01.03  Oral bicarbonate
Sodium Bicarbonate
(oral)
Formulary  
   
09.02.02  Parenteral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
09.02.02.01  Electrolytes and water
09.02.02.01  Intravenous sodium
Sodium Chloride Intravenous
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09.02.02.01  Intravenous glucose to top
Glucose Intravenous
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09.02.02.01  Intravenous potassium
09.02.02.01  Bicarbonate and lactate
Sodium Bicarbonate
(injection)
Formulary

Sodium Bicarbonate polyfusors (1.26%, 1.4%, 2.74% and 8.4%) are out of stock until Autumn 2020, As per andrew email 08.04.2020

 
Link  Sdoium Bicarbonate shortage
   
09.02.02.01  Water
Water for Injection
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09.02.02.02  Plasma and plasma substitutes
Albumin Solution
(Isotonic solutions)
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09.02.02.02  Plasma substitutes to top
Dextran 70
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Gelatin (Geloplasma)
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09.03  Intravenous nutrition
Supplementary Preparations (Addiphos®)
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Supplementary Preparations (Additrace®)
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Supplementary Preparations (Cernevit®)
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Supplementary Preparations (Dipeptiven®)
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Supplementary Preparations (Glycophos® Sterile Concentrate)
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Supplementary Preparations (Peditrace®)
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Supplementary Preparations (Solivito N®)
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Supplementary Preparations (Vitlipid N®)
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09.03  Supplementary preparations
09.04  Oral nutrition
09.04.01  Foods for special diets
09.04.02  Enteral nutrition to top
09.05  Minerals
09.05.01  Calcium and magnesium
09.05.01.01  Calcium supplements
Calcium carbonate
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Calcium Chloride
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Calcium Gluconate
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Sandocal-1000
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09.05.01.02  Hypercalcaemia and hypercalciuria
Cinacalcet (Mimpara)
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Link  NICE TA117: Hyperparathyroidism - cinacalcet
   
09.05.01.03  Magnesium to top
Magnesium Aspartate (Magnaspartate)
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Magnesium Glycerophosphate
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Magnesium Sulphate
Formulary  
   
09.05.02  Phosphorus
09.05.02.01  Phosphate supplements
Phosphate Polyfusor
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Phosphate supplements (Phosphate-Sandoz)
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09.05.02.02  Phosphate-binding agents
Sevelamer Carbonate (Renvela)
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Sevelamer Hydrochloride  (Renagel)
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Lanthanum (Fosrenol )
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Restricted specifically to control of hyperphosphataemia in patients with chronic renal failure. Only to be initiated by the renal team.

https://www.swyapc.org/shared-care-guidelines/

 
   
sucroferric oxyhydroxide (Velphoro)
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Control of serum phosphorus levels in dialysis patients

 
   
09.05.03  Fluoride
09.05.04  Zinc to top
Zinc Sulphate (Solvazinc)
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09.05.05  Selenium
Selenium (Selenase®)
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09.06  Vitamins
09.06.01  Vitamin A
Vitamins A and D
(Halibut-liver oil)
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09.06.02  Vitamin B group
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
(Pyridoxine)
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Thiamine
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Link  NICE CG100: Management of alcohol-related physical complications
Link  NICE CG115: Alcohol dependence - diagnosis, assessment and management
   
09.06.02  Oral vitamin B complex preparations to top
Vitamin B Tablets, Compound Strong
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09.06.02  Other compounds
09.06.03  Vitamin C
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
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09.06.04  Vitamin D
Colecalciferol
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Ergocalciferol
(Oral)
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Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha)
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Calcitriol
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Calcium Carbonate with Colecalciferol
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09.06.05  Vitamin E
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
(Vitamin E)
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Vitamin E oral suspension 

 
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (INJECTION)
(Vitamin E)
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Injection restricted to use by Paediatrics for chronic liver disease with inadequate response to oral treatment.

 
   
09.06.06  Vitamin K to top
Menadiol Sodium Phosphate
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Phytomenadione
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09.06.07  Multivitamin preparations
Multivitamin preparations (Abidec)
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Multivitamin preparations (Dalivit)
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09.06.07  Vitamin and mineral supplements and adjuncts to synthetic diets
Vitamin and mineral supplements (Forceval Soluble)
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Vitamin and mineral supplements (Forceval)
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Vitamin and mineral supplements (Ketovite)
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09.07  Bitters and tonics
09.08  Metabolic disorders
09.08.01  Drugs used in metabolic disorders to top
Asfotase alfa (Strensiq)
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09.08.01  Wilsons disease
09.08.01  Carnitine deficiency
Levocarnitine (Carnitor)
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09.08.01  Fabry's disease
09.08.01  Gaucher's disease
09.08.01  Mucopolysaccharidosis I to top
09.08.01  Pompe disease
09.08.01  Nephropathic cystinosis
09.08.01  Urea cycle disorders
09.08.02  Acute porphyrias
09.08.02  Drugs unsafe for use in acute porphyrias to top
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