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
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
The capsule contents have a numbing effect when given orally. Consider switching to Mebeverine, which is available in a liquid formulation.
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but limited information from current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.