(DF 118 Forte®, DHC Continus®, Dihydrocodeine tartrate)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablet, Modified-Release Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
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
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current textbooks and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. 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?
Yes - some
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?
Not on the Specials Tariff
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available. Consider using injection if appropriate.