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Declogging a Tube

In response to a question on the Oley online chat forum (www.inspire.com/groups/oley-foundation) about what to do with a clogged tube, one mother contributed the following tip:

My daughter was prescribed a combination of one capsule of pancrealipase combined with 1 tablet of sodium bicarb dissolved in 10cc of water and instilled into the tube. You draw back whatever you can and put in as much of the enzyme/bicarb solution as you can and let it sit. Flush with as much water as you will tolerate before your next feed, and it should clear. This is particularly effective for unclogging GJ-tubes.

My daughter is 3 1/2 and this combination has prevented a G-tube change at least four times in the last year.

—Regbrigidmom
aka Allison Kidd

allison_m_kidd@yahoo.ca

To read other responses, go to the forum discussion titled “Problems with Clogged J-tube/Button Clogged” posted at
www.inspire.com/groups/oley-foundation/discussion/problems-with-clogged-j-tube-buttonclogged/, initiated May 11, 2009

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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