Fentanyl

Usual solid dosage form
Sublingual tablet
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
Yes, sublingual tablets, lozenges, buccal tablets
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
Yes, SL tablets available
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. Consider use of alternative formulation e.g. patches, nasal spray
Available as other formulations?
Patches, nasal spray, buccal lozenges, buccal tablet, sublingual tablets, injection, infusion
Note
-
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Fentanyl
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.