(Nefopam® , Nefopam hydrochloride)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
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
Tablets should not be crushed, as they are film-coated to protect the patient from the local anaesthetic action of the drug.
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?
Are specials or imports available?
Not in Specials Tariff
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
The tablets should not be crushed. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer the liquid 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.