Fluconazole

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension
Liquid strengths
50mg/5mL, 200mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
-
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
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?
Intravenous infusion (200mg/100mL)
Note
-
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Fluconazole
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Opening capsules should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Capsules can be opened and washed down feeding tube with plenty of water.