Brufen Retard®

(Brufen Retard®, Ibuprofen)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes (Nurofen Meltlets®)
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
No this is a modified release tablet
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Ibuprofen
Usual formulation brand names
Brufen Retard®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
Yes
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral suspensions
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed oral liquids available
Liquid strengths
100mg/5ml (immediate release only)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes
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.
Notes
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