Usual solid dosage form
Available as a liquid
Yes - paediatric oral suspension and adult oral suspension
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer co-trimoxazole suspension via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose 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?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.