Pill–Induced Esophagitis

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    00:01 Let us now take a look at Pill-Induced Esophagitis.

    00:04 At this point, we’ve completed a discussion of our reflux with GERD and Barrett’s.

    00:11 What kind of pills might you be taking? Well here, when you’re swallowing a pill, focal damage in the mid-esophagus because of the exposure of the pill there more so.

    00:23 Prolonged stasis of certain meds in the esophagus may then cause it.

    00:28 Here, your focus should be on potassium compounds, NSAIDs for sure.

    00:33 In addition, there’s quinidine, iron, maybe a patient is taking alendronate due to osteoporosis, tetracycline, vitamin C; all this could be pill-induced esophagitis.

    00:46 Occurs more so in the elderly because it’s a patient that’s been taking a pill for a long period of time, more so in the elderly.

    00:54 Could it occur in younger? Sure.

    00:56 But, general population, elderly.

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    The lecture Pill–Induced Esophagitis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Esophageal Disease.

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. NSAID use
    2. Myocardial ischemia
    3. Peptic ulcer disease
    4. GERD
    5. Infection
    1. Magnesium and atenolol
    2. Iron and vitamin C
    3. Tetracycline and quinidine
    4. Potassium chloride and alendronate
    5. Aspirin and ibuprofen
    1. Drug-induced esophagitis
    2. GERD
    3. Fungal esophagitis
    4. Zenker's diverticulum
    5. NSAIDs

    Author of lecture Pill–Induced Esophagitis

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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