Zocor®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - simvastatin oral suspension (Rosemont special)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
4mg/mL, 8mg/mL
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?
-
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
n/a
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes oral suspension preparation
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Use the suspension which is licensed for administration via NG / PEG tubes.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
-
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
-
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Simvastatin
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.