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Prescriptive Information

Indications for Use: The specialty tubes are used for a number of gastro-intestinal tract applications. Please refer to the specific tube for more details.


  • Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
  • Test Balloon for air leakage and proper inflation before using tube.
  • This product contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions.


  • On tube, do not use ointments or lubricants having petrolatum base. They will damage latex and may cause balloon to burst.
  • After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with accepted medical practice and applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • For sterile tubes - single patient use, sterile unless package is opened or damaged.
  • Do not use if package is opened or damaged.
  • Do not reuse.
  • For Minnesota Tube
    • Warning: If the intragastric balloon pressure recorded following intubation is 1.5cm Hg greater than the intragastric balloon pressure at an identical volume noted prior to intubation, the gastric balloon is located within the esophagus and further distention of the balloon may result in over distention and rupture of the esophagus.
    • External traction upon the tube causes ulceration of the mucosa within a few hours; therefore, external traction must be employed cautiously for short time intervals.
    • The esophageal balloon pressure should not exceed 4.5cmHg.
    • Since continual pressure of 2.5-3.0cmHg on the esophagus for long time intervals may induce esophageal necrosis, periodic deflation of the esophageal balloon is undertaken for 5 minutes every 6 hours.


    For the latest information, always check the "Instructions for Use" that comes packaged with the product.

    This site is intended for healthcare professionals. If you are a patient seeking more information, please consult your healthcare provider.

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