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Authors : Rania Tarek Malatani
Abstract : “When the gut works, use it” is a common expression used to encourage the use of the enteral route for nutrition over the parenteral route in hospitalized patients. The same access device is often used to deliver both the enteral formula and medications without regard to the administration site (gastric versus small bowel). Changes in drug response as well as complications of drug administration may result from delivering enteral nutrition and medication together through the same tube. Currently, there is no standard of practice regarding the administration of specific medications when patients are receiving tube feeding, and if the feeding should be held for a period of time before and after drug administration. This report provides a general review regarding interactions between enteral feeding and the fluoroquinolones antibiotic class.

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