( Zocor®, Simvastatin)
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. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest that it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - some
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
N/A licensed alternative avialable
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Ensure that the enteral feeding tube is free from obstruction before administration. 1) Flush the enteral tube with sufficient water to remove any residual feed. 2) Administer the required dose of Simvastatin Oral Suspension with a suitable measuring device. 3) Flush the enteral tube with 10mL of water. This product has not been tested with latex NG or PEG tubes and therefore should not be used for administration with tubes made from latex. Air flushing of NG or PEG tubes to deliver the required dose of Simvastatin is not recommended.