DF118 Forte®

(DF118 Forte®, Dihydrocodeine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Generic dihydrocodeine oral solution available
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Dihydrocodeine
Usual formulation brand names
DF118 Forte®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
MR Tablets available
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral solution (generic dihydrocodeine)
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral solution, suspension
Liquid strengths
Generic dihydrocodeine 10mg/5mL oral solution available
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available
Notes
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