Lofepramine

(Lofepramine, Lofepramine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes (oral suspension)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
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. 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 to crush Gamanil brand tablets. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Lofepramine
Usual formulation brand names
Lofepramine
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
70mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes. Safe for people with diabetes.
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 liquid via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
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