Let us now take a look at
At this point, we’ve completed a discussion
of our reflux with GERD and Barrett’s.
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.
Prolonged stasis of certain meds
in the esophagus may then cause it.
Here, your focus should be on
potassium compounds, NSAIDs for sure.
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.
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.
Could it occur in younger?
But, general population, elderly.