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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


ROMERO CANDEL, Gregorio  and  TEJADA CIFUENTES, Francisco. Which injectable medication can be administered orally or enterally?. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.2, pp.119-124. ISSN 2386-8201.

In this article we collect the ethical and legal principles when we have to decide on the use of a drug in conditions other than those on its data sheet. Medicines are not always available in formulations which are suitable for patients with swallowing difficulties or patients with enteral feeding tubes. The alteration of medication formulations may therefore be necessary. This text provides a list of injectables that can be administered orally or via enteral feeding tubes when there are no available alternatives. However, they vary widely in their suitability for oral or enteral feeding administration. In this paper we do not consider the rectal route, as an adequate enteral route for administration of injectables.

Keywords : Injections; Administration, Oral; Drug Administration Routes.

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