Labetalol

Usual solid dosage form
Tablet
Available as a liquid
Yes- unlicensed special
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
10mg/mL (extemporaneous preparation)
Liquid sugar free or not
Check with specials manufacturer.
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 - oral suspension, oral solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not recommended. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer unlicensed special via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (100mg/20mL)
Note
Crushed tablets have an unpleasant taste.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Labetalol hydrochloride
Safe or appropriate to crush
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.