(Ketovite® , Ascorbic acid)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
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
Check product specific literature. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe to do the following:Forceval capsules can be pierced and and the contents of the capsule mixed with water. This may not produce accurate dosing.Ketovite tablets can be dispersed in water.Forceval soluble is a soluble tablet which may be a suitable alternative. Check product literature for contents. Forceval capsules
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes- some preparations
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?
See product specific data
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes- see product specific data
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider whether vitamins are still required (vitamins are present in most enteral feeds).