Tacrolimus

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral suspension (Rosemont is a special)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
2.5mg/5mL, 5mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes (Rosemont is, check with other manufacturers). 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?
Yes, some
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution (Rosemont is a special)
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Some preparations are licensed for nasogastric administration only i.e. Prograf® , Adoport® and Modigraf® granules for oral suspension are only licensed for nasogastric administration (not via other enteral feeding tubes)
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Prograf® , Adoport® and Modigraf® granules for oral suspension are only licensed for nasogastric administration (not via other enteral feeding tubes)
Available as other formulations?
Granules for oral suspension (sachets), solution for infusion (5mg/mL), M/R capsules, M/R tablets
Note
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Film coated
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Modified release
Yes, M/R capsules or tablets
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Tacrolimus
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.