Indications for PROTONIX: Short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) and maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis (EE). Long-term treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (eg, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). Protonix is often used to prevent dyspeptic symptoms due to acid rising around the tube into the esophagus and to decrease the risk of aspiration.
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Best practices for managing tube feedings: https://static.abbottnutrition.com/cms-prod/abbottnutrition-2016.com/img/M4619.005%20Tube%20Feeding%20manual_tcm1411-57873.pdf, Accessed 8/20/20.