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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).


A11AB Multivitamins, other combinations

This group comprises all combined preparations with multivitamins, which are not classified in A11AA.

Preparations containing caffeine, strychnine etc. are classified in this group.
Preparations containing cholin, biotin, inositol, para-amino benzoic acid etc. should be classified in A11AA.


List of abbreviations

Last updated: 2016-12-20