Nimodipine

(Nimotop® , Nimodipine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
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
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe.Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.Tablets can be crushed at the bedside and administered immediately
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Nimodipine
Usual formulation brand names
Nimotop®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
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?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Yes available as a special
Liquid strengths
N/A
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
N/A
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not recommended - injection preparation available.
Notes
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