Betamethasone

Usual solid dosage form
Soluble tablets
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
n/a
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
Yes
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
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 (4mg/mL), foam, ear/eye/nose drops, cream, ointment, eye ointment, lotion, scalp solution
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Betamethasone
Safe or appropriate to crush
Use the soluble tablets