Patients who are admitted on prescribed vitamin and / or mineral preparations that are not on the Trust approved list will not receive a supply of these from pharmacy unless requested by a dietitian.

They will be able to use their own supply on the ward if this is available or reserve these for use on discharge.

It is recommended that, if these vitamins are prescribed on the in-patient chart, the patient is advised that they will need to arrange for a supply to be brought from home should they wish to continue. It is acceptable to state that we feel there is limited evidence for their benefit –particularly for a short hospital stay. If patients’ own medicines are not available, the administration section should be crossed through to indicate that they will not be given during the hospital stay.

Pabrinex® doses other than those in the policy may be altered by pharmacists according to the indication stated in the patient’s medical notes.

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