For people who have feeding tubes, it is recommended that patients avoid crushing tablets and use liquid formulations whenever possible. Crushed tablets are the most common cause of PEG tubes getting clogged and occurs in 1 out of 3 patients. This can cause dehydration, malnutrition, and the need for additional surgery. Obstructed feeding tubes often have to be replaced.
TIGLUTIK is the only formulation of riluzole approved for use with a PEG tube. A single TIGLUTIK 10 ml dose (equivalent to 2 teaspoons) contains the same amount of riluzole as one riluzole 50 mg tablet. TIGLUTIK conveniently allows patients to get their prescribed dose of riluzole. Most importantly, it eliminates the risk of crushed tablets clogging their feeding tube.