protonix via g-tube

  1. 0 Hi, can anyone tell me what the protocol is for giving protonix via a g-tube? I know that sodium bicarb is in the mix, but how much?
  2. Visit  KathieRN profile page

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  3. Visit  actioncat profile page
    Never heard of that. If you use the sodium bicarb does that make it OK to crush it?
  4. Visit  Nurseboy1 profile page
    If we have a patient needing protonix that cannot swallow, then we give IV protonix. Or we give them omeprazole suspension through the G-tube.
  5. Visit  KaroSnowQueen profile page
    We crush the protonix and mix with 3 cc sodium bicarb. Messy bubbly mess.
    But it doesn't plug up the gtube, which is the whole point. Be sure and flush well after giving it. I usually give my other meds first, then protonix then flush.
  6. Visit  actioncat profile page
    I'm confused. I know you can't crush protonix. That is why we give Prevacid down a tube or use IV protonix. Dopes the bicarb make it OK to crush?
  7. Visit  loulou10484 profile page
    at my hospital we are not able to crush protonix, but there is a liquid form that we are given from pharmacy that can go down peg tubes, NGs, etc, its still protonix as opposed to prevacid, etc what they do it i don't know
  8. Visit  michelle126 profile page
    With the newer meds out, we don't use protonix much any more. As far as for the g tube..we use crushable prevacid. Most of the others are on omeprezole.

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