Methotrexate

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
2mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes some- check individual manufacturer information
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes available as a special
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.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (2.5mg/mL, 25mg/mL, 100mg/mL)
Note
Caution - cytotoxic.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Methotrexate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Tablets should not be crushed as the medication is cytotoxic. Use liquid alternative.