Azathioprine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral suspension (unlicensed)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
50mg/5mL (special)
Liquid sugar free or not
Check with specials manufacturer. Sugar free formulations available.
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?
Yes - oral solution, oral suspension
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
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?
Injection (50mg)
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Azathioprine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Not recommended.