Nifedipine

(Adalat,® Adipine®, Nifedipine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules, Modified-Release Capsules, Modified-Release Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - Oral drops (Imported)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
No. Consider changing to alternative medicine where suitable formulations are available
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Nifedipine
Usual formulation brand names
Adalat,® Adipine®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
Yes
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Import - Nifedipine oral drops
Liquid strengths
Nifedipine 20mg/ml oral drops
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
N/A
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider changing to once-daily amlodipine which is licensed for administration via feeding tubes
Notes
Consider changing to once-daily amlodipine oral liquid if clinically appropriate