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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 Fumarate
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Ferrous Fumarate 210mg tablet
Ferrous Fumarate 140mg/5ml syrup 
   
Ferrous Gluconate
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Ferrous Gluconate 300mg tablet 
   
Ferrous Sulphate
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Ferrous Sulphate 200mg tablet
Ferrous Sulphate (Ferrograd) 325mg SR tablet 
   
Sodium Feredetate (Sytron®)
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Sodium Feredetate (Sytron) oral liquid 
   
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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Ferric carboxymaltose (Ferinject®) 50mg/1ml injection 
   
Iron Dextran (CosmoFer®)
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Iron Dextran (Cosmofer®) 100mg/2ml injection 
   
Iron Isomaltoside (Monofer®)
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Iron Isomaltoside (Monofer®
   
Iron Sucrose (Venofer®)
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Iron Sucrose (Venofer®) 100mg/5ml injection 
   
09.01.02  Drugs used in megaloblastic anaemias
Cyanocobalamin
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Cyanocobalamin 50mcg tablet 
   
Folic Acid
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Folic acid 400mcg tablet
Folic acid 5mg tablet
Folic acid 2.5mg/5ml syrup
Folic acid 15mg/ml injection - unlicensed special 
   
Hydroxocobalamin
(Vitamin B12)
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Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/ml injection 
   
09.01.03  Drugs used in hypoplastic, haemolytic, and renal anaemias
Cytotoxic Drug Hydroxycarbamide
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Hydroxycarbamide 500mg capsule 
   
09.01.03  Erythropoietin
Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp®)
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Darbepoetin alpha (Aranesp®) 20mcg sureclick pen
Darbepoetin alpha (Aranesp®) 40mcg sureclick pen
Darbepoetin alpha (Aranesp®) 60mcg sureclick pen
Darbepoetin alpha (Aranesp®) 80mcg sureclick pen
Darbepoetin alpha (Aranesp®) 100mcg sureclick pen
Darbepoetin alpha (Aranesp®) 500mcg sureclick pen
For use in line with NICE TA323 (Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy) 
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy
   
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®)
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Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 1,000 units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 2,000 units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 10,000 units/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 3,000 units/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 4,000 units/0.4ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 5,000 units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 6,000 units/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 8,000 units/0.8ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 20,000 units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 30,000 units/0.75ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®) 40,000 units/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes 
   
Epoetin beta (NeoRecormon®)
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Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 500 unit/0.3ml injection
Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 1,000 unit/0.3ml injection
Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 2,000 unit/0.3ml injection
Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 4,000 unit/0.3ml injection
Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 5,000 unit/0.3ml injection
Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 6,000 unit/0.3ml injection
Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 10,000 unit/0.6ml injection
Epoetin beta (NeoRecoron®) 30,000 unit/0.6ml injection
For use in line with NICE TA323 (Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy) 
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy
   
09.01.03  Iron overload to top
Deferasirox (Exjade®)
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Deferasirox (Exjade®) 90mg film coated tablet
Deferasirox (Exjade®) 180mg film coated tablet
Deferasirox (Exjade®) 360mg film coated tablet
 
   
Desferrioxamine Mesilate
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Desferrioxamine mesilate 500mg injection 
   
09.01.04  Drugs used in autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura
Anagrelide (Xagrid®)
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Anagrelide (Xagrid®) 500mcg capsule 
   
Eltrombopag
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Eltrombopag 25mg tablet
Eltrombopag 50mg tablet
For use in line with NICE guidance TA293 (Eltrombopag for treating chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic) purpura
 
Link  NICE TA293: Eltrombopag for treating chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (review of technology appraisal 205)
   
Romiplostim (Nplate®)
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Romiplostim (Nplate®) 250mcg injection
Romiplostim (Nplate®) 500mcg injection
For use in line with NICE TA221 (Romiplostim for the treatment of chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura)
 
Link  NICE TA221: Thrombocytopenic purpura - romiplostim
   
09.01.05  G6PD deficiency
09.01.06  Drugs used in neutropenia
Filgrastim
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Filgrastim 30MIU/0.5ml pre-filled syringe
Filgrastim 48MIU/0.5ml pre-filled syringe 
   
Filgrastim (Ratiograstim®)
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Lenograstim  (Granocyte®)
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Lenograstim 105mcg injection vial
Lenograstim 263mcg injection vial 
   
Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta®)
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Filgrastim (as Pegfilgrastim)(Neulasta ®) 6mg/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes 
   
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
Potassium chloride
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Potassium chloride 600mg SR tablet 
   
09.02.01.01  Oral potassium
Potassium Chloride (Kay-Cee-L®)
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Potassium chloride 7.5% (1mmol/ml) syrup
 
   
Potassium Chloride, Potassium bicarbonate (Sando-K®)
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Potassium (Sando-K®) 12mmol K+ effervescent tablet
 
   
09.02.01.01  Potassium removal
Patiromer (Veltassa®)
(Veltassa)
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Patiromer (Veltassa®) 8.4g powder for oral suspension

Patiromer (Veltassa®) 16.8g powder for oral suspension

For use in line with NICE TA623 - Patiromer for treating hyperkalaemia

 
   
Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins (Calcium Resonium®)
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Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate powder for oral suspension (Lokelma® )
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Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (Lokelma) 5 g powder for oral suspension

Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (Lokelma) 10 g powder for oral suspension

For use in line with NICE TA599 Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for treating hyperkalaemia

 
   
09.02.01.02  Oral sodium and water
Sodium Chloride (Slow Sodium®)
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Sodium chloride 600mg (10mmol) SR tablet 
   
09.02.01.02  Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) to top
Oral Rehydration Salts (Dioralyte®)
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Dioralyte® Oral Powder Sachet (plain)
Dioralyte® Oral Powder Sachet (blackcurrant) 
   
09.02.01.03  Oral bicarbonate
Sodium Bicarbonate
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Sodium bicarbonate 600mg tablet
Sodium bicarbonate 500mg capsule 
   
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 and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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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
Potassium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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Potassium Chloride and Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
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Potassium Chloride Concentrate (Sterile)
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Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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09.02.02.01  Bicarbonate and lactate
Compound Sodium Lactate Intravenous Infusion
(Known as hartmanns solution)
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Sodium Bicarbonate
(injection)
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Sodium Bicarbonate 1.26% infusion

Sodium Bicarbonate 8.40% infusion

 
   
09.02.02.01  Water
Water for Injection
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09.02.02.02  Plasma and plasma substitutes
Human Albumin Solution
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09.02.02.02  Plasma substitutes to top
Gelatin (Gelofusine®)
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09.03  Intravenous nutrition
Additrace®
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Additrace® injection  
   
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
Calcichew®
(Calcium carbonate)
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Calcichew tablet 
   
Calcium
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Adcal chewable tablet (600mg calcium) 
   
Calcium Chloride
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Calcium chloride 5mmol/ 10ml injection
Calcium chloride 1g/10ml Mini-I-Jet injection (6.8mmol Ca in 10ml)
 
   
Calcium Gluconate
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Calcium gluconate 10% injection (2.2mmol Ca in 10ml) 
Link  UKMI Q&A: How is acute hypermagnesaemia treated in adults?
   
Calcium syrup (Alliance)
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Calcium oral  Syrup (Alliance) 102 mg/5mL

 
   
Sandocal
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Sandocal 400 effervescent tablet (10mmol Ca/tablet) 
   
09.05.01.02  Hypercalcaemia and hypercalciuria
Cinacalcet (Mimpara®)
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Cinacalet 30mg tablet (Mimpara®)
Cinacalet 60mg tablet (Mimpara®)
Cinacalet 90mg tablet (Mimpara®) 
Link  NICE TA117: Hyperparathyroidism - cinacalcet
   
09.05.01.03  Magnesium to top
Magnesium Aspartate (Magnaspartate®)
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Magnesium Aspartate 243mg powder 
   
Magnesium Sulphate
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Magnesium sulphate 10% (1000mg/10ml) injection
Magnesium sulphate 50% injection 
Link  UKMI Q&A: Can magnesium sulphate be given subcutaneously?
Link  UKMI Q&A: Magnesium sulphate injection: converting between millimoles, milligrams and percentage w/v.
   
09.05.02  Phosphorus
09.05.02.01  Phosphate supplements
Phosphate Polyfusor®
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Phosphate polyfusor 500ml 
   
Phosphate supplements (Phosphate-Sandoz®)
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Phosphate Sandoz effervescent tablet (16.1mmol phosphate, 20.4mmol sodium, 3.1mmol potassium/ tablet 
   
Sodium acid phosphate
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Sodium acid phosphate oral solution 
   
Sodium acid phosphate
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Sodium phosphate injection (15mmol Na = 9mmol phosphate in 10ml) 
   
09.05.02.02  Phosphate-binding agents
Sevelamer Hydrochloride
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Sevelamer 800mg tablet 
   
09.05.03  Fluoride
Flurides (Duraphat® (Toothpaste))
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Duraphat® toothpaste 
   
Sodium Fluoride
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Sodium Fluoride 0.05% dental rinse 
   
09.05.04  Zinc to top
Zinc Sulphate (Solvazinc®)
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Zinc sulphate 125mg effervescent tablet (Solvazinc®) 
   
09.05.05  Selenium
Selenium
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Selenium 50 micrograms/mL injection

Selenium 50mcg/ml oral solution (Selenase®)
Selenium 100mcg/2ml injection (Selenase®)

 
   
09.06  Vitamins
09.06.01  Vitamin A
09.06.02  Vitamin B group
Brewers Yeast Tablets
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Brewers Yeast Tablets 
   
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
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Pyridoxine 10mg tablet
Pyridoxine 50mg tablet
Pyridoxine injection 100mg in 2ml 
   
Thiamine
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Thiamine 50mg tablet
Thiamine 100mg tablet
 
   
Vitamin B substances with ascorbic acid (Pabrinex®)
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Pabrinex® IV high potency injection
Pabrinex® IM high potency injection 
   
09.06.02  Oral vitamin B complex preparations to top
Vitamin B Compound Strong Tablets
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Vitamin B Compound Strong Tablet  
   
09.06.02  Other compounds
09.06.03  Vitamin C
Ascorbic Acid
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Acorbic acid 50mg tablet
Acorbic acid 200mg tablet
Acorbic acid 500mg tablet
Acorbic acid 1g effervescent tablet 
   
09.06.04  Vitamin D
Alfacalcidol
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Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha) 2mcg/ml drops
Alfacalcidol 250nanograms capsule
Alfacalcidol 1mcg capsule
Alfacalcidol 2mcg/ml injection  
   
Calcitriol
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Calcitriol 250nanogram capsules
Calcitriol 500nanogram capsules  
   
Colecalciferol
(Vitamin D3)
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Colecalciferol injection 300,000 units/ml
Colecalciferol oral solution 2,740 units/ml (Fultium D3®)
Colecalciferol 3,000 units/ml oral solution (unlicensed)
Colecalciferol 800 unit capsule (Desunin®)
Colecalciferol 20,000 unit capsule 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate
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Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol (Adcal-D3®) dissolve 1500mg/400unit effervescent tablet
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol (Adcal-D3®) 750mg/200unit caplets
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol (Adcal-D3®) 1.25g/400unit chewable tablet
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol (Calcichew D3®) 1.25g/200units chewable tablets
Calcium Carbonate and Colecalciferol (Calcichew D3 Forte®) 1.25g/400units chewable tablets 
   
Ergocalciferol
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Ergocalciferol 3,000 units/ml liquid
Ergocalciferol 300,000 units/ml injection  
   
09.06.05  Vitamin E
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
(Vitamin E)
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Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate 100mg chewable tablet (Imported)
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate 500mg/5ml suspension 
   
09.06.06  Vitamin K to top
Menadiol Sodium Phosphate
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Menadiol sodium diphospahte 10mg tablet 
Link  UKMI Q&A: National guidance on vitamin K in obstetric cholestasis
   
Phytomenadione
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Phytomenadione 2mg/0.2ml solution for injection ampoules (Konakion MM Paediatric®)
Phytomenadione 10mg/ml solution for injection ampoules (Konakion MM®)
Phytomenadione capsules 
Link  UKMI Q&A: Guidance on the use of vitamin K for obstetric cholestasis
   
09.06.07  Multivitamin preparations
Multivitamin preparations (Abidec®)
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Formulary Abidec® drops  
Link  UKMI Q&A: Abidec and peanut allergy (UKMi Q&A)
   
Multivitamin preparations (Dalivit®)
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Formulary Dalivit® drops  
   
Mutivitamin (Multivitamin BPC capsule )
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Formulary Multivitamin BPC capsule  
   
09.06.07  Vitamin and mineral supplements and adjuncts to synthetic diets
Vitamin and mineral supplements (Forceval ®)
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Formulary Forceval soluble® tablets
Forceval ® capsules
 
   
Vitamin and mineral supplements (Ketovite®)
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Formulary Ketovite® tablets
Ketovite® liquid
 
   
09.07  Bitters and tonics
09.08  Metabolic disorders
09.08.01  Drugs used in metabolic disorders to top
09.08.01  Wilsons disease
Penicillamine
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Penicillamine 125mg tablet 
   
Trientene
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Amber Restricted
Trientene dihydrochloride 300mg capsules

Restricted use to consultant neurologist (Dr Pearce prescribing only) 
   
09.08.01  Carnitine deficiency
Levocarnitine (Carnitor®)
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Carnitine chewable tablet 
   
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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Babiven start up

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Cacit D3®
(Calcium carbonate)

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Calcium D3 Sachet (Cacit D3)

 
Parenteral Nutrition (TPN or PN)

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Ringer's Solution for Injection

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