(Neurontin® , Gabapentin)
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. Whilst crushing or dispersing should always be used as last resort current text books and resources state that it is likely to be safe to open capsules and disperse the contents in water.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - tablets
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Alternative strength on the Specials Tariff
50mg/ml - licensed; 400mg/5ml - special
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes - check the manufacturers information
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Some oral solutions are licensed for administration via NG/PEG feeding tubes, check product information for specific advice.
NICE guidelines advise that patients prescribed Gabapentin for epilepsy should receive the same formulation consistently. Changing formulation may affect seizure control.