Oxybutynin

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
2.5mg/5mL, 5mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
M/R tablets specially coated
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution, suspension
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
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
Note
Liquid formulations of oxybutynin contain sorbitol which may can gastrointestinal side effects.
Film coated
No
Modified release
Yes, M/R tablets
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Oxybutynin hydrochloride
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.