Memantine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablet
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
10mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes. Safe for people with diabetes.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Yes - orodispersible tablets available (Valios® brand)
Available as soluble tablets
Yes - soluble tablets available (Alzhok® brand)
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
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 memantine oral solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. 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. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
soluble tablet, orodispersible tablet
Note
Liquid formulations of memantine may contain sorbitol which can gastrointestinal side effects.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Memantine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Use soluble tablet, oral solution or orodispersible tablet.