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
Some brands of capsules are licensed to be opened and contents mixed with a small amount of water, apple/tomato juice or sprinkled onto a small amount of soft food. Capsules contain enteric coated granules which should not be crushed. Check individual products' Summary of Product Characteristics to confirm if licensed for use in this way. Alternatively, orodispersible tablets can be used.
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?
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral suspension, oral solution
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes - Zoton Fastabs®, lansoprazole orodispersible tablets and some brands of capsules are licensed for administration via nasogastric tubes.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Zoton Fastabs®, lansoprazole orodispersible tablets and some brands of capsules are licensed for administration via nasogastric tubes. Clinicians should refer to individual products' Summary of Product Characteristics and specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.