Efavirenz

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
n/a
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes (tablets)
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 via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Tablets
Note
Do not mix capsule contents with polyethylene glycol.
Film coated
Yes (tablets)
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Efavirnez
Safe or appropriate to crush
Summary of product characteristics for Sustiva® capsules recommends that capsules can be opened and the contents administered with a small amount of food via the 'sprinkle method'. Detailed instructions on the 'sprinkle method' as including in the product information, which should be referred to before administering the medication in this way.