How are the GI symptoms of scleroderma treated?

Updated: Sep 09, 2019
  • Author: Sergio A Jimenez, MD, MACR, FACP, FRCP(UK Hon); Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Treatments for gastrointestinal symptoms of systemic sclerosis include the following [51, 178, 179] :

  • Antacids
  • Histamine 2 (H2) blockers
  • Reflux and aspiration precautions
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Prokinetic agents
  • Octreotide
  • Stool softeners
  • Laxatives

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