How to adminster medication with feeding tube
My peg tube was installed two months ago and I am using the peg tube the majority of my meals. I now need to start taking my medication through the peg tube. I have done the primary work of contacting and identify the medications that can be crushed or have a liquid formulation. Now preparing for the feeding tube is where I am having problems. How to videos and litrature has you preparing and adminstering one medication at a time and cleaning utensils and peg tube after each medication. With blood pressure medication, ALS medication, sinus medication and vitamines I take fifteen pills a day and to crush, mix, adminster, flush and clean between each medication would take all day. How does the ALS community prepare and administer medication to PALS with a feeding tube? What are the best tools and practices for the crushing, mixing, administering and flushing of medication?
I read through the responses on Tips about feeding tubes and several of the post mention using feeding tube for medication but fail to identify the how. My pharmatist says that manufactures provide very little information about the crushing and mixing of medication for administering through a feeding tube. Any helpful hints would be appreciated.
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