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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.


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.


A11JB Vitamins with minerals

This group comprises all combinations of vitamins with minerals in sub-therapeutic doses, not covered by the preceding groups.

See also A12 - Mineral supplements.


List of abbreviations

Last updated: 2016-12-20