Medicine problems with PEG tub

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hopeful warrior

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Hello, PALS. My Hubby is getting to the point we need to take as many RX by tube as possible. He is taking Effexor for depression/anxiety. Because it is time-release, it cannot be crushed. We have tried liquid Prozac instead of Effexor but it is not working. Hubs is so sad and swears he feels awful and overwhelmed.

What anti-depressants and anti-anxiety work for you with your PEGs?


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Hopeful
 

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Hopeful...My Mom takes Remeron which comes in a dissolving pill and it dissolves in the peg great. She also takes Xanax ground up in the peg for quick anxiety relief. The Remeron seemed to work pretty quickly - quicker than other SSRI's. She was on liquid Paxil first but that upset her stomach. Remeron also seems to help her sleep better.
 

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my husband takes zoloft i crush it and put it in his peg seems to be working for now...
 

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He also takes zoloft, which I crush and add to liquids going into PEG. I'll ask the doc about Remeron. Thanks!
 
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