Visken®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
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?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
n/a
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that the tablets will disperse in water and this can be administered via enteral feeding tubes. Place an intact tablet into the barrel of a 50mL enteral syringe. Replace the plunger and draw up 10-15mL of water. Cap the syringe and allow the tablet to dissolve. Shake well and administer dose down the enteral feeding tube. Flush the tube post dose with 10mL of water.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
Tablets disperse in less than a minute.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Pindolol
Safe or appropriate to crush
Consider alternative medications with alternate formulations available. 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.