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A ALIMENTARY TRACT AND METABOLISM
A11 VITAMINS

Vitamins constitute a comprehensive group of therapeutic and prophylactic preparations. Before classifying any product it is important to be familiar with the main subdivision of the group.

It may be necessary to consider whether a product is a vitamin preparation with iron or an iron preparation with vitamins, a mineral preparation with vitamins or a vitamin preparation with minerals, or if the product should be regarded as a tonic etc. As an aid to such considerations, guidelines are given at each sublevel.
Vitamin B12 is classified in B03 - Antianemic preparations.
Vitamin K is classified in B02 - Antihemorrhagics.

Vitamins administered as i.v. solution additives, see B05XC.

Some definitions:

Multivitamins: Products containing minimum vitamins A, B, C and D. One B-vitamin is sufficient.

B-complex: Products containing minimum thiamine, riboflavine, pyridoxine, nicotinamide. The products may contain other B-vitamins.


A11A MULTIVITAMINS, COMBINATIONS

The DDDs are based on prophylaxis. For simplicity, the DDDs for oral formulations are given as fixed doses (1 tablet = 1 UD; 30 ml mixture = 6 UD).

A11B MULTIVITAMINS, PLAIN
A11C VITAMIN A AND D, INCL. COMBINATIONS OF THE TWO

Combinations with trace elements are allowed. Other combinations, see A11J - Other vitamin products, combinations.

See also A12 - Mineral supplements.

A11D VITAMIN B1, PLAIN AND IN COMBINATION WITH VITAMIN B6 AND B12

Combinations with trace elements are allowed. Other combinations see A11J - Other vitamin products, combinations.

A11E VITAMIN B-COMPLEX, INCL. COMBINATIONS

Definition of vitamin B-complex, see A11 - Vitamins.
The group is subdivided:

A11EA - Vitamin B-complex, plain
A11EB - Vitamin B-complex with vitamin C
A11EC - Vitamin B-complex with minerals
A11ED - Vitamin B-complex with anabolic steroids
A11EX - Vitamin B-complex, other combinations

Combinations with trace elements are allowed. Vitamin B-complex in combination with other vitamins than vitamin C, see A11J - Other vitamin products, combinations.

DDDs are based on prophylaxis. DDDs are given as fixed doses
(1 tablet = 1 UD; 30 ml mixture = 6 UD). DDDs for parenteral preparations are based on the volume of one ampoule. The DDDs for these preparations are given in UDs (1 UD = 1 ml).

A11G ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), INCL. COMBINATIONS

Other preparations with vitamin C, see A11EB - Vitamin B-complex with vitamin C, and A11J - Other vitamin products, combinations.

Combinations with analgesics are classified in N02B.

The DDD refers to the assumed daily requirement.
For combination products, the DDDs are given as fixed doses for all tablets (1 tablet = 1 UD).

A11H OTHER PLAIN VITAMIN PREPARATIONS
A11J OTHER VITAMIN PRODUCTS, COMBINATIONS

The group is subdivided:

A11JA - Combinations of vitamins
A11JB - Vitamins with minerals
A11JC - Vitamins, other combinations

Combinations with trace elements are allowed.

The DDDs are given as fixed doses (1 tablet = 1 UD; 30 ml mixture = 6 UD), except for concentrated ACD vitamin drops.

Last updated: 2013-12-19