Celecoxib

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
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
No
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
Not recommended
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
The summary of product characteristics for Celebrex® states that patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules, the contents of a celecoxib capsule can be added to applesauce, rice gruel, yogurt or mashed banana. To do so, the entire capsule contents must be carefully emptied onto a level teaspoon of cool or room temperature applesauce, rice gruel, yogurt or mashed banana and should be ingested immediately with 240 ml of water. The sprinkled capsule contents on applesauce, rice gruel or yogurt are stable for up to 6 hours under refrigerated conditions (2-8°C). The sprinkled capsule contents on mashed banana should not be stored under refrigerated conditions and should be ingested immediately.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Celecoxib
Safe or appropriate to crush
See note regarding administration of Celebrex® capsule contents with food. This advice applies to some, but not all, formulations. Check individual summary of product characteristics to confirm if capsules can be opened.