Usual solid dosage form
Capsules (Budeonofalk®), tablets (Cortiment®), modified-release capsules (Entocort®)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to open standard release capsules and administer contents via enteral feeding tubes provided that the granules are not damaged. Stop the enteral feed before administration. The capsules should be opened and the contents mixed with 15-30 mL of fruit juice and drawn up with an enteral syringe. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. Caution is required as the granules may stick to the side of feeding tubes.No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered
Available as other formulations?
Gastro-resistant granules, rectal foam enema, enema, inhalation powder, nebuliser liquid
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended (Budenofalk® granules). Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe to open Budenofalk® capsules provided the granules are not chewed or damaged. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.