losartan

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral suspension (Rosemont is a special)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
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Liquid strengths
50mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes (Rosemont is, check with other manufacturers). Safe for people with diabetes.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
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Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
-
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
-
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
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Advice on administration via enteral tube
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Available as other formulations?
No
Note
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Film coated
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Modified release
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Enteric coated
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Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Losartan potassium
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.Tablets can be crushed and mixed with water immediately prior to administration or use the oral suspension.