Valaciclovir

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
No. Oral suspension may be available from specials manufacturers.
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
N/A
Liquid sugar free or not
N/A
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
A suspension can be made by Pharmacy in some centres.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
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Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Valaciclovir
Safe or appropriate to crush
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.Consider changing therapy to aciclovir