Usual solid dosage form
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available
Available as other formulations?
Consider changing the patient to an alternative tripans for which other formulations are available if appropriate.
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe (although very limited information to support this). Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Tablets can be crushed and dissolved in water immediately prior to administration.