Viazem XL®

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
No
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 although oral solution/suspensions of diltiazem may be available from specials manufacturers.
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
Yes
Enteric coated
Yes - some preparations
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Diltiazem hydrochloride
Safe or appropriate to crush
No. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Consider changing to an alternative medication for which other formulations are available.