Dalacin C®

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
n/a
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes- oral suspension, oral solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give by injection as the first line option if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to open capsules and administer contents via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. The capsules should be opened and the contents mixed with 15-30 mL of water and drawn up with an enteral syringe. 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?
Injection (150mg/mL)
Note
-
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Clindamycin
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 to open capsules and mix contents with water. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Consider changing to an alternative medication for which other formulations are available.