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Esophageal spasm Treatments

Treatments for Oesophageal spasm

The following treatments are listed for Oesophageal spasm in our knowledge base:

  • Manage underlying cause e.g. GERD
  • If eating hot or cold foods causes the spasms then avoid them
  • Alter eating habits - eat slowly and avoid large meals
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Nitrate medications e.g. nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers
  • Low dose antidepressant medication
  • Quickly swallowing liquids can often immediately alleviate painful symptoms
  • Surgery in severe cases - myotomy (reduce strength of contractions), esophagectomy (removal of esophagus)

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Esophageal spasm:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Esophageal spasm may include:

  • Nifedipine
  • Adalat
  • Adalat CC
  • Adalat FT
  • Adalat P.A
  • Apo-Nifed
  • Gen-Nifedipine
  • Novo-Nifedin
  • Nu-Nifed
  • Procardia
  • Procardia XL
  • Scheinpharm Nifedipine XL

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Esophageal spasm:

The following list of conditions have 'Esophageal spasm' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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