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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
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09.06.03  Expand sub section  Vitamin C
Ascorbic Acid (200 mg, 500mg, 1g effervescent strengths only)
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Red

This has been re-categorised as "red" for Scurvy only as per DMAG November 2017. 200mg twice a day is the most cost-effective dose.

Approved as Red at RBCH:

  • Acute Corneal conditions 500mg twice a day for 6 week course (Eye Consultant only)
  • Palliative Care consultant only: Tongue "descaling" where other options insufficient (1/4 x 1g tablet per dose)
 
   
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Green

May be initiated, stabilised and maintained in primary, secondary or tertiary care  

Amber

Amber drug - without shared care  

Amber SCG

Amber drug - with shared care guideline  

Red

For secondary or tertiary care initiation and long-term maintenance of prescribing  

Black

Not recommended  

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