Prednisolone

(Actavis® , Advanz® , Alliance Healthcare® , AAH Pharmaceuticals® , Focus® , DE Pharmaceuticals® , Phoenix Labs Ltd® , Prednisolone)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Yes
Available as a liquid?
Yes
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
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 soluble tablets for enteral tube administration.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Prednisolone
Usual formulation brand names
Actavis® , Advanz® , Alliance Healthcare® , AAH Pharmaceuticals® , Focus® , DE Pharmaceuticals® , Phoenix Labs Ltd®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes, E/C tablets
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
Yes, E/C tablets
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
5mg/5ml, 10mg/1ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes- some brands
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.
Notes
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