Esomeprazole

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets, capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes - granules for oral suspension
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - granules for oral suspension
Liquid strengths
10mg
Liquid sugar free or not
No
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
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes - most brands of tablet, capsule and granule are licensed for administration via gastric tubes.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Check individual product information. Administration instructions are different for each formulation. All formulations are recommended for administration via larger enteral tubes. For patients with fine-bore enteral tubes in place, consider switching to lansoprazole Fastabs® which are less likely to cause a blockage.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (40mg)
Note
Granules should be dispersed in water and left to thicken before administration. Micro-granules contained within capsules and tablets must not be crushed.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
Yes
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Esomeprazole
Safe or appropriate to crush
Check individual product information. Most tablets are licensed to be dispersed in water and swallowed. Micro-granules/pellets must not not crushed/chewed. Most capsules are licensed to be opened and the contents mixed with water. Micro-granules/pellets must not not crushed/chewed. Alternatively the granules for suspension can be used.