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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.


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).


A11EA Vitamin B-complex, plain

This group comprises plain vitamin B-complex preparations, also in combination with liver extract. Liver extract preparations, see also B03BA - Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin and derivatives). See also A11E.


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Last updated: 2016-12-20