Doxazosin

(Cardura®, Doxadura®, Larbex XL®, Raporsin XL®, Slocinx XL®, Doxazosin)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablet
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution (special)
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 standard release tablets. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Modified release products should not be crushed.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Doxazosin
Usual formulation brand names
Cardura®, Doxadura®, Larbex XL®, Raporsin XL®, Slocinx XL®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes, some are
Modified release
Yes, some are
Film coated
No
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 - oral solution (1mg/5mL, 4mg/5mL)
Liquid strengths
1mg/5mL, 4mg/5mL (both specials)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Available as sugar free from Rosemont. Confirm with other specials manufacturers.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
If switching between M/R and standard release tablets then a dose adjustment will be required. Consult product literature for more information.