What is MIC-KEY G-tube?

Category: Equipment

true

Generic name: Feeding Tube

The Kimberly-Clark MIC-KEY* Low-Profile Gastrostomy Feeding Tube is unobtrusive and easy to conceal.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 11 8
Choking on food 5 4
General health 5 3
Support weight gain 4 6
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 2 1
Myasthenia gravis 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 5
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with MIC-KEY G-tube

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1
Excessive discharge from wound 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using MIC-KEY G-tube

Dosage Patients
daily 3
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking MIC-KEY G-tube

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using MIC-KEY G-tube

Duration

Currently using MIC-KEY G-tube

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using MIC-KEY G-tube

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 3
Not specified 14
Last updated:

6 patient evaluations for MIC-KEY G-tube

Aug 30, 2016 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for maintain weight)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Has definitely helped maintain my quality of life. (Although I hate to admit it.)

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for maintain weight)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Very easy to maintain hydration. No forcing mysef to keep taking sips.

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for maintain weight)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support weight gain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Aug 16, 2009 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support weight gain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: sometimes get pain at the site.

Jan 12, 2009 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support weight gain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Nov 17, 2008 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support weight gain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: get it if you need it!

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 11, 2009 (Started Feb 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support weight gain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 6 patient evaluations for MIC-KEY G-tube