What Are the Medications for People with Achalasia?

Q:
What are the medications for people with achalasia?

A:
To treat achalasia, your health care team will discuss the possible risks and benefits of each treatment option with you. Medications, such as nifedipine and nitroglycerin, may help to relax spastic esophageal muscles.

People with achalasia may experience satisfactory results for a couple of years after taking nifedipine every day.

In addition, people who can’t accept balloon dilation or surgery may benefit from Botox (botulinum toxin) injections.

 

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