Usual solid dosage form
Tablets, Capsules, Modified release tablets, Modified release capsules
Available as a liquid
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
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?
Suppositories, Modified release granules, Solution for Injection (10mg/mL, 15mg/mL, 20mg/mL, 30mg/mL), Solution for Infusion (1mg/mL)
If administered directly into the jejunum (i.e. through an NJ, PEJ, or PEGJ tube), monitor for increased systemic effects. Morphine has a high level of first pass metabolism, and such drugs, when administered into the jejunum, can have increased absorption leading to greater clinical effects and adverse effects.
Yes, some preparations are modified release preparations
Safe or appropriate to crush
Not recommended. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Use liquid alternative.