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Swallowing Difficulty

Your swallowing pain and difficulty passing food during your swallows may be caused by esophagitis, which is inflammation of the esophagus.

Some medicines are chemically irritating, so they can be one cause of esophagitis.

Have you recently taken any of the following medications or supplements?

- Osteoporosis medicine such as alendronate (Fosamax) or ibandronate (Boniva)

- Anti-inflammatory pain medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), indomethacin (Indocin), etodolac (Lodine), piroxicam (Feldene), meloxicam (Mobic), or others

- Potassium supplements

- Iron supplements

- Doxycycline or tetracycline

Yes, I recently took one of these medicines or supplements.

No, I have not recently taken any of these medicines or supplements.

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