Pseudoephedrine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
30mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
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?
No
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?
No
Note
A break in enteral feeding is required as pseudoephedrine is incompatible with enteral feeds.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Pseudoephedrine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.