Medicines

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

Renavit ®

Brand: Renavit ®
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Indication: Patients on haemodialysis
Disease category: Nutrition & Blood
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

Patients with renal failure on haemodialysis are at risk of lower serum levels of water soluble vitamins. Various guidelines have recommended these should be prescribed. A standard multivitamin cannot be used as they contain fat soluble vitamins which are not eliminated renally; dangerously high levels could be reached if these were administered. There is no medication containing only water soluble vitamins which is licensed for use in dialysis patients. Renavit® has been produced for this condition; though it is a food supplement rather than a medication, it is prescribable on the ACBS list.

Recommendation

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Reason for decision:  To be initiated by renal consultant/SpR and continued in primary care.

Supporting documents:

LMMG New Medicine Assessment - Renavit

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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