Clonazepam

(Clonazepam)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Clonazepam
Usual formulation brand names
-
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Available from some specials manufacturers
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available
Liquid strengths
0.5mg/5ml, 2mg/5ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes, some formulations licensed for administration via non-PVC nasogastric (NG) or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes. Check manufacturers information
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Care should be taken during administration due to the oily nature of the product. It is recommended to administer the dose prior to delivering feed through the NG or PEG tube and to follow the instruction below: Ensure that the enteral feeding tube is free from obstruction before administration. 1) Flush the enteral tube with water, a minimum flush volume of 10mL is required. 2) Administer the required dose of Clonazepam Oral Solution with a suitable measuring device. 3) Flush the enteral tube again by either of the methods below: i) Flush the enteral tube 3 consecutive times, using a minimum volume of 5mL of water each time. ii) Flush the enteral tube using a minimum volume of 5mL of water and then immediately deliver a minimum of 10ml of feed. Healthcare professionals should be aware that if the instructions above cannot be followed (e.g. longer or wider tubes are used or in a specific clinical situations) there is a risk of under dosing (up to 15%) as the oily medicine may adsorb to the wall of the feeding tube. Extra flushing with water or feed may combat this. In these situations the patient should be monitored closely.
Notes
Oral solution not compatible with polystyrene or PVC. Orodispersible tablets available from special-order manufacturers.