Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergics are used in the treatment of Esophageal Motility Disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Anticholinergics

Inhibit the cholinergic effect on the gut to induce relaxation.

Dicyclomine (Bentyl)

Treats GI motility disturbances. Blocks action of acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in secretory glands, smooth muscle, and CNS.

Hyoscyamine (Levbid)

Blocks action of acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in smooth muscle, secretory glands, and CNS, which, in turn, has antispasmodic effects. SL tabs may be administered orally, sublingually, or chewed.


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