Busulfan

Usual solid dosage form
Tablet
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
Check with specials manufacturer
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 suspension, oral solution
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?
Concentrate for infusion (60mg/10mL)
Note
This medication may be harmful to those handling it. Disposable gloves and/or protective clothing should be used.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Busulfan
Safe or appropriate to crush
No - cytotoxic; film coating protects the handler from exposure. GSK recommends that tablets should not be crushed or broken