(Glucophage, Metformin, Metsol, Metformin hydrochloride)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution
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
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+
Usual formulation brand names
Glucophage, Metformin, Metsol
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?
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes (Rosemont is, check with other manufacturers). Safe for people with diabetes.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube