Ketotifen

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral elixir
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
1mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
No
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?
n/a
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 the elixir via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
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Film coated
-
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Ketotifen
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest that it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.