Reply To: Isotretinoin GT administration

  • Meghan Belongia

    May 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I’m not sure about brand specific, but we’ve had a few families who had success melting the capsule in oil and administering via g-tube.

    Meghan Belongia
    Whitefish Bay, WI
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-14-2014 05:18 PM
    From: Kristi Geib
    Subject: Isotretinoin GT administration

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Pediatric Chemotherapy Biotherapy Instructors and Advanced Practice Nurses .
    We are starting a 21 month old on isotretinoin via GT administration. We have heard from one family there are some brands that dissolve better than others. Due to shortages, we only have access to Absorbica and Myorisan. I need to order one, and wanted your opinions. Our instructions are to dissolve in warm whole milk, chasing it with milk flush. Any experience with either of these brands is much appreciated.
    Kristi Geib, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPON
    UNC – CH pediatric hematology/oncology

    Kristi Geib
    University of North Carolina
    Hillsborough, NC
    United States