Sodium phenylbutyrate

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
Check with specials manufacturer
Liquid sugar free or not
Check with specials manufacturer
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?
Yes- suspension/solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes, Ammonaps® granules are licensed for administration via gastrostomy or nasogastric tubes. See the SPC for further information
Advice on administration via enteral tube
The Ammonaps® granules can be administered via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Add the required dose of Ammonaps® granules to 10mL of water for every 5g of granules and stir to produce a milky-white suspension.. Draw up the suspension with an enteral syringe. 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?
Granules, Sugar coated granules (Pheburane)
Note
The granules should be mixed with solid foods (such as mashed potatoes or apple sauce) or liquid foods (such as water, apple juice, orange juice or protein-free infant formulas).
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
Pheburane 483 mg/g granules (For each gram of sodium phenylbutyrate, 124mg sodium and 786mg sucrose) - contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Generic drug
Sodium phenylbutyrate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.