Usual solid dosage form
capsules, modified release tablet
Available as a liquid
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer to administer some preparations via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (10mg/mL), modified release tablet
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Use liquid formulation. If a sustained release opiate is needed then consider a buprenorphine or fentanyl patch.