Diltiazem

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - unlicensed specials
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
Confirm with specials manufacturer
Liquid sugar free or not
Confirm with specials manufacturer
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes- suspension/solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not recommended. There is no information available on administration of the Diltiazem special liquid via enteral feeding tubes so this is also not recommended.
Available as other formulations?
M/R tablets, M/R capsules
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Diltiazem
Safe or appropriate to crush
Consider changing to an alternative medication for which other formulations are available. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed.