Phenobarbital

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
15mg/5mL (available as other strengths from specials manufacturers)
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes- some brands. Check with manufacturer.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes available as a special
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer 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?
Intramuscular or intravenous injection (200mg/mL)
Note
Note the oral solution contains alcohol.
Film coated
-
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Phenobarbital
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.