Ritonavir

Usual solid dosage form
capsules, tablets
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Available as powder for oral suspension
Liquid strengths
N/A
Liquid sugar free or not
N/A
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
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 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
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Ritonavir
Safe or appropriate to crush
No, tablets are not suitable for crushing. Current resources suggest that the capsules (if available) can be opened and the contents mixed with water for administration (however this has an extremely bad taste). Opening capsules should always be used as a last resort but current textbooks and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.