Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral solution, oral suspension
Are specials or imports available?
N/A Licensed alternatives aviable
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes. Safe for people with diabetes.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes. Some Amlodipine oral solutions are licensed for administration via nasogastric (NG) or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes. See the SPC for further information.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Ensure that the enteral feeding tube is free from obstruction before administration. The minimum volume of water that is required to flush tube sizes 8 Fr is 10mL and for tube sizes 10 Fr and above it is 20mL. 1) Flush the enteral tube with water, using the minimum flush volume required. 2) Administer the required dose of Amlodipine Oral Solution with a suitable measuring device. The oral syringe provided in the pack should not be used for administration via NG or PEG tubes, HCPs must use another suitable device. 3) Flush the enteral tube with water again using the minimum flush volume required.