(DF 118 Forte®, DHC Continus®, Dihydrocodeine tartrate)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution
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. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
DF 118 Forte®, DHC Continus®
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, suspension
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available