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This is a discussion on Mickey buttons and lansoprazole capsules in Pediatric Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I open the capsule and mix the ingredients in water or apple juice. The little white granules...by Blackcat99 Feb 14, '12I open the capsule and mix the ingredients in water or apple juice. The little white granules always block and clog up my patient's mickey button. What can I mix it with to put a stop to the clogging of the mickey button? Thanks for any advice.
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- Feb 14, '12 by nurseheatherMDSPCCHave you tried applesauce? Works well with PEG/J/ NG tubes. Use just enough to mix the beads in
- Feb 14, '12 by Blackcat99I use to work in LTC many years ago. I had forgotten how we always used applesauce. Yes, I will try applesauce with this med too. Thanks for your help.
- Feb 14, '12 by KelRN215Quote from Blackcat99Lansoprazole also comes in liquid formulation. Those little beads are darn near impossible to get down a tube... why not just have the liquid formulation ordered?I open the capsule and mix the ingredients in water or apple juice. The little white granules always block and clog up my patient's mickey button. What can I mix it with to put a stop to the clogging of the mickey button? Thanks for any advice.
- Feb 15, '12 by caliotter3I was told that medicaid refuses to pay for the liquid formulation.
- Feb 15, '12 by LoveMyBugstry applesauce or at my facility we use pearsauce as it is more watery, mix the applesauce with just a few drops of formula and the beads and make a slurry stype solution
- Feb 15, '12 by Blackcat99Thanks all for your help. I would love to try the liquid formula. Unfortunately, my patient is on medicaid. Pearsauce with a little formula sounds good too.
- Feb 15, '12 by ayla2004do you have fast tab its an oro-dispersibe form of lansoprazole, or get pharmacy to supply sodium bicarbonate to dislove te beads
- Feb 15, '12 by KelRN215Hmm... I have never known that to be an issue, at least not in this state. I have never even known our pharmacy to question an order, be it for brand-name only, liquid formulation, whatever it may be, because of a child's insurance. Medicaid is a state program, though, so I guess it differs by state. I have patients on medicaid who are on brand-name medications when generics exist, who are on compounded medications, special formulas, etc.
- Feb 15, '12 by janfrnSo Medicaid would rather pay for replacement Mic-Keys. That sounds about right.