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Plummer-Vinson Syndrome Medication

  • Author: Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
Updated: Aug 20, 2015

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.

Ferrous preparations are administered to correct the deficiency in iron (with or without anemia) in patients with Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS).


Iron preparations

Class Summary

Iron replacement is an important component of the treatment of PVS.[23]

Ferrous sulfate (Feosol)


A nutritionally essential inorganic substance used to treat iron deficiency anemia associated with PVS.

Contributor Information and Disclosures

Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, MD Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic

Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

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Noel Williams, MD, FRCPC FACP, MACG, Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Noel Williams, MD, FRCPC is a member of the following medical societies: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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Chief Editor

BS Anand, MD Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine

BS Anand, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Additional Contributors

Marco G Patti, MD Professor of Surgery, Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Marco G Patti, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Gastroenterological Association, American Medical Association, Association for Academic Surgery, Pan-Pacific Surgical Association, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Western Surgical Association

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Postcricoid web. Courtesy of Alan Cameron, MD.
Upper esophageal web.
Upper esophageal web.
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