Epilim®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution, oral syrup
Liquid strengths
200mg/5mL, (200mg/mL available as alternative brand)
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes- oral solution. (Syrup is not sugar free)
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes, M/R tablets and E/C tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution, suspension (and suppository)
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give parenteral injection if suitable.
Available as other formulations?
Crushable tablets, M/R tablets, E/C tablets, MR granules
Note
Different formulations and oral preparations may vary in bioavailability. Patients should ideally be maintained on a specific product and manufacturer. Where changing brand/formulation is necessary, patients should be closely monitored and advice sought from a doctor/pharmacist.
Film coated
No
Modified release
Yes, Epilim chrono
Enteric coated
Yes
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Sodium valproate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended (except crushable tablets). Use crushable tablets, liquid or granules. Modified release granules should be sprinkled on/mixed with a liquid or soft food. See product leaflets for more information.