Watch for Controlled-Release Meds in Patients With Feeding Tubes
We're getting questions about how to avoid problems with meds and feeding tubes...gastrostomy (PEG), nasogastric, etc.
These "enteral tubes" enter through the mouth, nose, or abdomen and end in the digestive tract. They're useful for administering oral dosage forms and nutrition when patients can't swallow.
Be alert for issues when meds are to be given through a tube.