Citalopram

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral drops
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral drops
Liquid strengths
40mg/mL
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?
No
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 citalopram drops via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Add the required number of drops to a small amount of water, apple juice or orange juice. Draw up the liquid into an enteral syringe and an equal volume of water 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?
No
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Citalopram
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.