Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
yes - special
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Tablets can be dispersed in water, or crushed and mixed with water immediately prior to administration. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral solution, oral suspension
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with specials manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
The first line choice is to administer furosemide and amiloride liquids separately. See individual monographs for further information. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Furosemide and Amiloride are both available in liquid formulations.