Usual solid dosage form
Available as a liquid
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
M/R tablets specially coated
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution, suspension
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Use oxybutynin patches if suitable. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer oxybutynin liquid via enteral feeding tubes. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe and administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication.
Available as other formulations?
Patches, M/R tablets
Liquid formulations of oxybutynin contain sorbitol which may can gastrointestinal side effects.
Yes, M/R tablets
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. 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. Modified release products should not be crushed.