Cimetidine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
200mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
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
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 cimetidine oral solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed 1 hour before administration. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe tand an equal volume of water then administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. A break of feeding for 1 hour is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Cimetidine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended