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what can i do if my esophagus hurts from taking a pill and sleeping right after?

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Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Some medications are irritants to the esphagus and are usually taken with food or water. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to see if it is the medication. If is not getting better or getting worse will need a more evaluation and possible studies.

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