Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral elixir
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral solution, suspension
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give parenteral injection if suitable. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer digoxin elixir via enteral feeding tubes. Digoxin elixir may interact with enteral feeds, particularly high-fibre enteral feeds. If using high-fibre enteral feeds a gap of two hours before and one hour after administration of digoxin should be left before giving high-fibre feed. If using a feed which is not high-fibre then adequate flushing of the tube should reduce risk of physical interaction. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe and administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication.