Bedfordshire and Luton Joint Formulary
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Bedfordshire CCG
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Luton CCG

 
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9 Nutrition and blood

Any drug not listed on the Formulary should be considered Non-Formulary - Not recommended for prescribing

09-05-01-01 Calcium supplements

Calcium Carbonate
Formulary

Calcium carbonate 1.5g (600mg calcium) per tablet.

Prescribe generically. Current brand is Adcal  but this may change.






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Calcium Carbonate Cacit®
Formulary

Calcium carbonate 1.25g (500mg / 12.5mmol calcium) per tablet.

For paediatric doses: dissolve one tablet of Cacit in 24mL of water to provide an orange flavoured solution containing 12.5mmol calcium in 25mL from which the required dose can be withdrawn. 


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Calcium carbonate & calcium lactate gluconate Sandocal-1000®
Formulary
Each tablet contains 1g (25mmol)calcium .

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Calcium Chloride 10%
Formulary
10mL ampoule containing 10mmol calcium.



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Calcium Chloride 10%
Formulary
Calcium 273mg / 6.8mmol

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Calcium Gluconate 10%
Formulary
Calcium 89mg / 2.23mmol.

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