Gastroenterology Book


Pill Esophagitis

Aka: Pill Esophagitis, Pill-Induced Esophagitis
  1. See Also
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Pill taken with minimal fluid lodges in mid-esophagus, causing a local irritation or ulceration
  3. Causes
    1. Ascorbic Acid
    2. Aspirin
    3. Bisphosphonates (e.g. Fosamax)
    4. Corticosteroids
    5. Doxycycline or Tetracycline
    6. Iron supplements (e.g. Ferrous Sulfate)
    7. NSAIDs
    8. Potassium supplements (e.g. Potassium chloride or KCL)
    9. Quinidine
  4. Management
    1. Sucralfate
    2. Viscous Lidocaine
  5. Course
    1. Pain resolves spontaneously in 2-7 days

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