Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Capsules, Chewable Tablets
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 opening capsules or crushing is not recommended. Use oral suspension or chewable tablets.
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?
Alternative strength on Specials Tariff
30mg/5ml licensed; 90mg/5ml - special
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Where possible give parenteral injection as an alternative, enteral absorption is very unpredictable.
Different formulations and oral preparations may vary in bioavailability. Patients should ideally be maintained on a specific product and manufacturer. Where changing brand/formulation is necessary, patients should be closely monitored.