Medicines

Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.

Calcium and Vitamin D

Brand: Calcichew D3 Forte ®
NICE TA: 
Indication: Following a sleeve gastrectomy
Disease category: Nutrition and blood
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

NHS patients should be directed to purchase iron and calcium and vitamin D supplements over the counter (OTC) postbariatric surgery if they have had a sleeve gastrectomy (postoperative risk of impaired absorption is low)

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Black
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Reason for decision:  Not recommended for prescribing on the NHS in Lancashire

Supporting documents:

Nutritional Supplements Post Bariatric Surgery (version 1.1) (281.4 KiB)

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

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