Finasteride

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?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes- suspension
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
Women should not handle crushed or broken tablets if they are pregnant or there is any possibility they may be pregnant due to potential teratogenic effects
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Finasteride
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 to crush Proscar® brand tablets. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Tablets can be crushed & dissolved, but a closed system is required to reduce exposure