Adalat LA®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
n/a
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not recommended
Available as other formulations?
Capsules (different brand)
Note
Consider changing patient to an alternative calcium channel blocker if appropriate. Current resources suggest that modified release nifedipine capsules (alternative brands) can be opened and the contents flushed down enteral feeding tubes.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Nifedipine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Modified release products should not be crushed.