Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution
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. Use oral solution or soluble tablets.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
2mg, 4mg, 8mg
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
3.3mg/ml, 3.8mg/ml, 6.6mg/2ml - injection
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed formulations available
2mg/5ml, 10mg/5ml, 20mg/5ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Some brands of oral solution licensed for administration via enteral feeding tubes. Please check Summary of Product Characteristics for other manufacturers.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose of oral solution into an enteral syringe then administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Eye drops & implant also available