Which medications in the drug class Gastrointestinal Protective Agents are used in the treatment of Esophagitis?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Gastrointestinal Protective Agents

These medications coat the ulcerated surfaces and are used mainly for peptic ulcer disease. They may be used as a second agent with an H2 antagonist. These drugs are also useful in radiation esophagitis.

Sucralfate (Carafate)

Sucralfate binds to positively charged proteins in exudates and forms a viscous, adhesive substance that protects the gastrointestinal lining against pepsin, peptic acid, and bile salts. It is used for short-term duodenal ulcer management.


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