Chlorpromazine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
100mg/5mL, 25mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes. Safe for people with diabetes.
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 solution, oral syrup, oral suspension, suppositories
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Use the suppositories if available (note that a dose adjustment will be required). Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer chlorpromazine oral solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe then administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (50mg/2mL)
Note
Chlorpromazine is incompatible with some enteral feeds so feeding tubes must be flushed well before and after each dose.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
Yes
Generic drug
Chlorpromazine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended