(Xatral®, Xatral XL®, Besavar XL®, Fuzatal XL®, Vasran XL®, Zocheck®, Alfuzosin hydrochloride)
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
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+
Usual formulation brand names
Xatral®, Xatral XL®, Besavar XL®, Fuzatal XL®, Vasran XL®, Zocheck®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes, some formulations
Soluble tablet strength
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?
Check with specials manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
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.
Modified release preparations also available