What are the therapeutic options for patients unable to take solid oral dosage forms?

· UKMi

This updated Medicines Q&A reviews the therapeutic options for patients with swallowing difficulties or feeding tubes, and gives advice on choosing the most appropriate preparation for a patient.

It includes information on the off-label use of licensed medicines (e.g. crushing tablets and opening capsules) and the use of unlicensed special order medicines (‘specials’).

This Medicines Q&A is currently being updated (due Autumn 2018). The principles remain the same but the product availability has changed and requires updating.

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