Patients taking vitamins to prevent deficiency should be encouraged to purchase them over the counter.
A course of vitamins may be prescribed to correct an identified deficiency but in some conditions such as cystic fibrosis where deficiency is likely, they may be prescribed long-term.
Supply of vitamin and mineral preparations after bariatric surgery
The local provider will supply the first 6 weeks of oral vitamin and mineral supplements post surgery. Patients are then advised to purchase an appropriate supplement over the counter.
Vitamin B12 injection can be prescribed and administered by GPs for the duration of need
- 9.6.1 Vitamin A
- 9.6.2 Vitamin B
- 9.6.3 Vitamin C
- 9.6.4 Vitamin D
- 9.6.5 Vitamin E
- 9.6.6 Vitamin K
- 9.6.7 Multivitamin preparations
- First Line Drugs
- Second Line Drugs
- Specialist Initiated Drugs
- Specialist Only Drugs
- Mixed Status