Approximately 45% of patients with a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) enteral access device (EAD) experience clogging.1
Tube clogging can be caused by inadequately crushed pills, congealed medications or precipitate formation from medication mixed with formula, or medication interactions.2
1. Mathus-Vliegen LM, Koning H. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy: a critical reappraisal of patient selection, tube function and the feasibility of nutritional support during extended follow-up. Gastrointest Endosc 1999;50: 746-754.
2. Lord, L.M. “Restoring and Maintaining Patency of Enteral Feeding Tubes.” Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2003; 18(5):422-426.