Ursodeoxycholic acid

Usual solid dosage form
tablets, capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
250mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
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?
An oral solution can be made by Pharmacy in some centres.
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?
tablets, capsules
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Ursodeoxycholic acid
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. Tablets have been crushed and mixed with water for administration. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.