Buprenorphine

Usual solid dosage form
Sublingual 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
Yes
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
Yes
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
The drug undergoes significant first pass metabolism so should not be administered via enteral feeding tubes. The injection or patches should be used if the patient's mouth is not sufficiently moist to use the sublingual tablets.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (300 mcg/mL), prolonged-release solution for injection, self-adhesive patches, oral lyophilisate
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Buprenorphine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing is not necessary as tablets are sublingual or oral lyophilisates