Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Nutritional and inherited metabolic disorders

This page summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance we’re aware of from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and nutritional and inherited metabolic disorders

Our advice is constantly reviewed as the pandemic situation evolves.

Whilst we have tried to ensure that the information on this page is complete, please report a concern if you feel anything is omitted or inaccurate.

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Advice in this area includes:

NICE: COVID-19 rapid evidence summary: vitamin D for COVID-19

Last updated 28 September 2020

British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: COVID-19 Resources

Last updated 22 July 2020

British Dietetic Association: COVID-19/Coronavirus – Advice for the General Public

Last updated 11 August 2020

  • A selection on FAQs on supplements, general advice on nutrition, treatment and support for people with or at risk of malnutrition and links to advice or further information on nutrition for people with specific health conditions (e.g. diabetes, coeliac disease, respiratory disorders, IBS, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) or who have food allergies.

British Inherited Metabolic Diseases Group: Emergency Guides

  • Links to guidelines for emergency management of adults or children providing details of emergency regimen drinks and making IV fluids for metabolic patients

British Inherited Metabolic Diseases Group: Considerations in the assessment of IMD Critically Unwell Covid-19 patients

Last updated April 2020

  • This guidance from the Adult Dietitians BIMDG Subgroup includes advice on medications including propofol, prokinetics and IV ammonia scavenging medicines

Royal Osteoporosis Society: Vitamin D for bones

  • Guidance for patients on vitamin D, including advice on taking supplements during the coronavirus pandemic

Administration update (29th September 2020): resources updated on the page as indicated by red text