Usual solid dosage form
Available as a liquid
No. Ibuprofen oral suspension available.
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution (generic ibuprofen)
Liquid sugar free or not
Sugar free available. Check individual product information
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Yes - orodispersible tablets available (Nurofen Meltlets® brand)
Available as soluble tablets
Yes - effervescent granules available (Brufen® brand)
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider changing to an alternaive NSAID which is available in other formulations (e.g. diclofenac injection/suppository). See ibuprofen for information regarding administration of ibuprofen suspension via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
No. Ibuprofen available in other formulations (tablet, orodispersible tablet, MR tablet, capsule, chewable tablet, capsule, MR capsule, effervescent granules, oral suspension).
Safe or appropriate to crush