How is medication-related esophagitis (pill esophagitis) treated?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Treatment of esophagitis linked to medications or radiation therapy depends on the underlying cause.

Medication-related esophagitis (pill esophagitis)

The offending medication should be stopped. Control of acid reflux may accelerate healing. Patients should take medication with plenty of water while sitting in the upright position.


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