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Vitamin D (colecalciferol and ergocalciferol)

Indication

For the correction of deficiency and insufficiency in high-risk, symptomatic patients as a short-course treatment. 

For additional prescribing information see Vitamin D Prescriber Resources in our Clinical Resources section

Green

Brand:

Vitamin D (colecalciferol and ergocalciferol)

Nice TA:

Commissioning responsibility:

CCG

PbR excluded:

No

BNF chapter:
Blood and Nutrition

Background

The prescribing of high-dose vitamin D (colecalciferol or ergocalciferol) as a short-course treatment, for the correction of deficiency and insufficiency in high-risk, symptomatic patients is recommended only following confirmation by vitamin D assay (RAG status ‘Green’).

Recommendation

LSCMMG Recommendation:

Green

Reason for decision:

Suitable for initiation in primary care

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

Green
Green
Green
Green
Pending
Green
Green
Green
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Last Updated: 01 - Jan - 2017