Furosemide

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
20mg/5mL, 40mg/5mL, 50mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes sugar free available. Safe for people with diabetes.
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?
Yes - oral solution, suspension
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
First line choice is to administer as parenteral injection if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer oral suspension 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?
Injection (10mg/mL)
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Furosemide
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Use liquid formulation as alternative.