Metformin

(Glucophage, Metformin, Metsol, Metformin hydrochloride)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
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Available as something for placing on your gum?
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Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
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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. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Metformin hydrochloride
Usual formulation brand names
Glucophage, Metformin, Metsol
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes, some
Modified release
Yes, some
Film coated
Yes, some
Enteric coated
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Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
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Available as a licensed liquid or special?
-
Are specials or imports available?
-
Liquid strengths
500mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes (Rosemont is, check with other manufacturers). Safe for people with diabetes.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
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Advice on administration via enteral tube
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Notes
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