Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules, Tablets, Modified-Release Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - orodispersible tablets
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
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 textbooks 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
1mg orodispersible tablets
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
64microgram/dose nasal spray, 100microgram, 200microgram & 400microgram/dose inhaler, 0.5mg & 1mg nebuliser
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer 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.
Rectal foam & enema formulations available