Amlodipine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution, oral suspension
Liquid strengths
10mg/5mL, 5mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes. Safe for people with diabetes.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes- suspension/solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes. Amlodipine oral solution (Rosemont) is licensed for administration via nasogastric (NG) or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes. See the SPC for further information.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
The oral solution can be administered via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the desired dose of oral solution with an enteral syringe. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. Use 20mL of water to flush the tube after administration, or 30mL if amlodipine is the last medication to be administered. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Amlodipine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but 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.