Verapamil

Usual solid dosage form
tablets, modified release tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes (oral solution)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
40mg/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?
A suspension 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?
modified release tablets, injection (2.5mg/mL)
Note
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Film coated
Yes, tablets
Modified release
Yes, M/R capsules and M/R tablets
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Verapamil hydrochloride
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.