How to give medicines: gastrostomy tube

Children who have a gastrostomy tube may be given liquid medicines through this tube. This information describes how to do this.

This information has been specifically developed about how to give medicines to children through a gastrostomy tube. Information on individual medicines is available on the Medicines Information pages.

  • This film will show you how to give a liquid medicine to your child through a gastrostomy tube.
  • You should watch the film all the way through to the end before giving the medicine for the first time.

Who to contact for more information

Your child’s doctor, pharmacist or nurse will be able to give you more information about your child’s medicine.

You can read further information about individual medicines by searching (A-Z) on the Medicines Information pages on this website.