Ethinylestradiol

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
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?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
Alternative estrogens are available as a topical patch.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Ethinylestradiol
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. A closed system should be used for crushing to minimise risk of harm when handling tablets.Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.