Hydromorphone

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
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 (M/R capsules)
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not suitable
Available as other formulations?
M/R capsules
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
Yes (M/R capsules)
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Hydromorphone hydrochloride
Safe or appropriate to crush
The manufacturer of Palladone® and Palladone SR® capsules advises that they can be opened and the contents sprinkled on to cold soft food.