Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - unlicensed
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - Orodispersible Tablets
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
Use orodispersible tablets, or capsules may be opened and the granules mixed with a small amount of water, apple/tomato juice or sprinkled onto a small amount of soft food (e.g. yoghurt, apple puree) to ease administration.
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?
Special - oral suspension
Are specials or imports available?
On Specials Tariff
5mg/5ml, 15mg/5ml, 30mg/5ml - specials
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes - check with manufacturers
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Orodispersible tablets and some brands of capsules are licensed for administration via nasogastric tubes. Clinicians should refer to individual products' Summary of Product Characteristics and specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.