(Adalat,® Adipine®, Nifedipine)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules, Modified-Release Capsules, Modified-Release Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - unlicensed oral drops and oral suspension
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
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
No. Consider changing to alternative medicine where suitable formulations are available
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
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?
Import - Nifedipine oral drops; Special - oral suspension
20mg/ml oral drops - import; 5mg/5ml, 10mg/5ml - special
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes - check with manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider changing to once-daily amlodipine which is licensed for administration via feeding tubes
Consider changing to once-daily amlodipine oral liquid if clinically appropriate