Esophageal Webs and Rings Medication

Updated: Jul 24, 2015
  • Author: Xaralambos Zervos, DO, MS; Chief Editor: Julian Katz, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Therapy targets underlying causes of esophageal rings and webs.

Antireflux therapy is indicated if GERD is associated with esophageal rings or webs. Evidence of GERD includes classic symptoms of pyrosis (heartburn worsens after meals or when lying flat) and extraesophageal symptoms (chronic cough, globus sensation, hoarseness, asthmalike symptoms refractory to bronchospasm therapy). Other evidence for GERD includes esophagitis, peptic strictures, and abnormal acid exposure on esophageal pH monitoring.

Iron therapy is indicated for PVS and iron deficiency anemia.

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Proton pump inhibitors

Class Summary

Decrease gastric acid secretion by inhibiting the parietal cell H+/K+ ATP pump.

Omeprazole (Prilosec)

Indicated for short-term treatment (4-8 wk) of GERD.

Lansoprazole (Prevacid)

Inhibits gastric acid secretion. Used for as many as 4 wk to treat and relieve symptoms of active duodenal ulcers.

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Minerals

Class Summary

Used to treat iron deficiency anemia.

Ferrous sulfate (Feosol, Feratab, Fer-Iron, Mol-Iron)

A nutritionally essential inorganic substance indicated for treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

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