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Using cola to declog a feeding tube may cause damage to the tube itself.*
It can also worsen or create future clogs.*
* Dandeles, Lauren M. and Lodolee, Amy E. “Efficacy of Agents to Prevent and Treat Enteral Feeding Tube Clogs.” The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011; 45:676-680.