Alfuzosin hydrochloride

(Xatral®, Xatral XL®, Besavar XL®, Fuzatal XL®, Vasran XL®, Zocheck®, Alfuzosin hydrochloride)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
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
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe to crush the Xatral brand tablets. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. No information available on other brands of/generic Alfuzosin tablets. Modified release products should not be crushed.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Alfuzosin hydrochloride
Usual formulation brand names
Xatral®, Xatral XL®, Besavar XL®, Fuzatal XL®, Vasran XL®, Zocheck®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
Yes, some formulations
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Yes
Liquid strengths
n/a
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with specials manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to crush the immediate release tablets and administer via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Notes
Modified release preparations also available