NG questions

  1. Why do you clamp for 20 -30 minutes after administering an antacid on a NG tube? Does it have to do with absorption?

    Why is it contrindicatd to give enteric-coated and sustained-release medication via an enteral tube? Does that have to do with the patient needing it right away vs time released?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
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  3. by   jmgrn65
    why do you clamp for 20 -30 minutes after administering an antacid on a ng tube? does it have to do with absorption?
    think about this one, and if you didn't clamp it what would happen when you placed it back to suction.
    why is it contrindicatd to give enteric-coated and sustained-release medication via an enteral tube? does that have to do with the patient needing it right away vs time released?
    first of all, enteric coated doesn't crush completely and then it defeats the purpose of enteric coated which is too have it pass the stomach before it starts to dissolve and decrease stomach upset. sustained release is not sustained release any longer once it is crushed. so then the patient isn't getting the the medication in the way it should be administered. hope i explained this well.
    thanks in advance for the help.
    ok the system is saying my message is too short, so i am just writing some stuff.
    Last edit by jmgrn65 on Sep 17, '07 : Reason: clarification

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