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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.


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.


A11DB Vitamin B1 in combination with vitamin B6 and/or vitamin B12

Combinations with vitamin B2 are also allowed in this group.

For vitamin B1 in combination with vitamin B6 and/or vitamin B12, DDDs are only established for parenteral preparations, based on the volume of one ampoule. The DDDs are given in UDs (1 UD = 1 ml).


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Last updated: 2016-12-20