Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Consider alternative medications with alternate formulations available. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest that it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that the tablets will disperse in water and this can be administered via enteral feeding tubes. Place an intact tablet into the barrel of a 50mL enteral syringe. Replace the plunger and draw up 10-15mL of water. Cap the syringe and allow the tablet to dissolve. Shake well and administer dose down the enteral feeding tube. Flush the tube post dose with 10mL of water.
Tablets disperse in less than a minute.