Vigabatrin

(Sabril® , Vigabatrin)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets,
Available as soluble tablets?
Yes
Available as a liquid?
Yes - Powder for oral solution
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
Yes - Powder for oral solution
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Granules to be dissolved in at least 100 ml of water, fruit juice or milk just before administration.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Vigabatrin
Usual formulation brand names
Sabril®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
500mg
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
500mg
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
No
Liquid strengths
N/A
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
N/A
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 the granules for oral solution 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.
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