April 21, 2011
For patients who are unable to take drugs orally, feeding tubes and oral syringes can help them get the treatment they need. However, sometimes these methods of medication can pose risks for drug injuries if the drug or medical device is defective.
Unfortunately, some patients may have to stop treatment with a particular reflux drug produced by the Israel-based company Teva if that medication is administered by feeding tube or oral syringe because it may clog the walls of the device, possibly resulting in a drug injury, according to Reuters.
The medicine, lansoprazole, is safe when taken orally.