Hiatal Hernia Medication

Updated: Jan 02, 2016
  • Author: Waqar A Qureshi, MD, FRCP(UK), FACP, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: Philip O Katz, MD, FACP, FACG  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Symptomatic acid reflux can be treated medically, either by neutralizing acid with antacids or blocking acid secretion with H2-receptor blocking drugs or the more potent PPIs. The treatment of GERD is discussed in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Hiatal hernias, per se, only require attention if they are causing symptoms because of their size or if the patient is at risk of strangulation, in which case surgery may be indicated.