Pregabalin

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
20mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes, some - check brand
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?
N/A
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to open capsules and dissolve contents in water 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?
No
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Pregabalin
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore opening capsules 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. The capsule can be opened and the contents dispersed in water immediately before administration