Amoxicillin

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes- oral suspension
Liquid strengths
125mg/5mL, 250mg/5mL, 125mg/1.25mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes available as sugar free suspension
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?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Consider administration of the medication by injection if patient is unable to swallow liquid formulations and it is appropriate.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give injection as first choice if appropriate. 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?
Sachets, injection, dispersible tablets, children's suspension
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Amoxicillin
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing/opening capsules is not recommended.