• 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.

How to give medicines through a gastrostomy tube

Giving medicines

Medicines for children come in different forms. Tablets, caplets and liquid medicines are given orally (by mouth). There are medicines that are used in the eye, ear or nose, and inhalers for asthma medicines. Other medicines, such as suppositories or enemas, are given rectally (in the back passage, or bottom).

Watch videos and read leaflets to find out how to give your child different types of medicines.