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.
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