Donepezil

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
1mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes. Safe for patients with diabetes
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Yes - orodispersible tablets
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer orodispersible tablets via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. The tablet should be placed in the barrel of a 50mL enteral syringe and 10-15mL of water drawn into the barrel. Allow the tablet to dissolve then administer via enteral feeding tube. 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?
No
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Donepezil
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended