Sildenafil

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
10mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Yes- available as chewable tablets
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?
Chewable tablets
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Sildenafil
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest that it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.