Rivastigmine

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
2mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes. Safe for people with diabetes.
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
Consider changing the patient to rivastigmine patches if suitable. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer rivastigmine oral solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe then administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Patches
Note
-
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Rivastigmine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.