The Pennine Acute Hospitals
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1 Gastro-intestinal system
01-03-05 Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)

Omeprazole
First Choice
Capsules
Injection Restricted Item Only for use in ventilated patients to prevent ventilator associated pneumonia and in patients who have received an endoscopic intervention for upper gastro-intestinal bleeding.

Swallowing difficulties: Patients can open the capsule and swallow the contents with half a glass of water or mix the contents in fruit juice or non-carbonated water. Patients should be advised that the dispersion should be taken within 30 minute and always be stirred just before drinking and rinsed down with half a glass of water.
Link  Omeprazole continuous infusion prescribing information and adminstration chart (in Loading Doses Policy)
 

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Lansoprazole
Formulary
Capsules
Orodispersible tablets - first choice for patients with enteral feeding tubes

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Esomeprazole
Non Formulary

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Pantoprazole
Non Formulary

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Rabeprazole
Non Formulary

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