Methyldopa

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Suspension formula available from Nova Labs
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
Discuss with manufacturers
Liquid sugar free or not
Check brand/special manufacturer
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes, Aldomet®
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 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?
No
Note
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Film coated
Yes, Aldomet®
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Methyldopa
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 dispersed in water immediately before administration. Tablet coating will not dissolve and may block tubes.