How do the different types of enteral feeding tubes available affect drug administration?

· UKMi

This updated Medicines Q&A is a quick reference summary to different types of enteral feeding tubes, in relation to medication issues.

  • Not all enteral feeding tubes are the same. Common types include nasogastric, nasojejunal, nasoduodenal, percutaneous gastrostomy, percutaneous jejunostomy and percutaneous gastrojejunostomy.
  • Factors which may affect drug delivery include the size, placement, and function of the tube, as well as drug factors such as formulation and alternative administration routes.

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