What are the different types of PEG?

What are the different types of PEG?

PEGs are also available with different geometries.

  • Branched PEGs have three to ten PEG chains emanating from a central core group.
  • Star PEGs have 10 to 100 PEG chains emanating from a central core group.
  • Comb PEGs have multiple PEG chains normally grafted onto a polymer backbone.

What is the used of PEG?

Polyethylene glycol 3350 is used to treat occasional constipation. Polyethylene glycol 3350 is in a class of medications called osmotic laxatives. It works by causing water to be retained with the stool. This increases the number of bowel movements and softens the stool so it is easier to pass.

What is nanoparticle PEG?

Coating the surface of nanoparticles with polyethylene glycol (PEG), or “PEGylation”, is a commonly used approach for improving the efficiency of drug and gene delivery to target cells and tissues.

What are the four classes of ration?

(1) Basal /Energy feeds or Carbohydrate concentrates: (i) high in carbohydrates or fats (energy). (ii) low in protein. (iii) low in fibre. (iv).

Which feeding tube is best?

The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation reports that “G-tubes are the most common type of feeding tube. They are placed surgically or endoscopically directly through the skin and into the stomach.” They’re best suited for people who need longer-term tube feeding, generally three months or more.

What are the risks of PEG feeding?

What are the risks or complications of PEG tubes?

  • Accidental tube dislodgement (tube moving out of place or coming out).
  • Aspiration (accidentally inhaling your stomach contents).
  • Bleeding and perforation (hole in the wall of your bowel or intestine).
  • Infection near the incision.
  • Pain near the PEG tube.

Is PEG a stimulant?

It is known as a stimulant-type laxative. PEG with electrolyte works by holding water in the stool to cause watery bowel movements.

When should I take PEG?


  1. Adults—240 milliliters (mL) every 10 minutes. The first dose is usually taken early in the evening on the day before your medical test.
  2. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Can you mix PEG with milk?

PEG: polyethylene glycol. * PEG 3350 is also known as PEG without electrolytes and macrogol. We suggest mixing PEG powder in palatable beverages such as fruit juices, sports drinks, or milk, which may mask gritty texture.