Multivitamins

(Ketovite® , Ascorbic acid)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
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+
Generic name
Ascorbic acid
Usual formulation brand names
Ketovite®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes- some preparations
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
See product specific data
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes- see product specific data
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider whether vitamins are still required (vitamins are present in most enteral feeds).
Notes
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