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Rules When Giving Drugs through NGT

1. Give only drugs in liquid form; buccal or sublingual drugs and entric-coated or sustained acction medications should not be crushed and given via NGT; so also with whole or undissolved drugs
2. Dissolve soft, gelatin capsules, crushed tablets and poweders in warm water
3 Irrigate the tube with 50-150 ml of water before and after all medications are given
4. Syrups or medications with a ph of <4 should not be given.

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