Patient Comments: Hiatal Hernia - Medications


What medications have been helpful in controlling symptoms of hiatal hernia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: themadcatter, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

I have extreme pain in the chest and shoulder when my hiatal hernia flares up, which is about once a week. The pain lasts between 10 and 24 hours and I vomit upwards of 15 times. I'm taking Maalox, Prilosec, Pepcid, nothing helps. I just have to live through it. Sometimes I take Ambien in hopes I can sleep through it. I've been to the emergency room (ER) and was told it's not the heart. I have an upcoming endoscopy and then I will have surgery. I'm in immense pain as I write. This has been going on for over 6 months.

Comment from: MM, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 10

I have been suffering from heartburn since 2005 when I was pregnant. I was diagnosed with hiatal hernia in March 2016 and I was on Altosec and it was helping. In August the heartburn got worse with chest pain and hoarse voice and I couldn’t live without medication. I was diagnosed with a 5 cm epigastric hernia also. I was referred to a general surgeon who did a gastroscopy and said the hiatal hernia is 5 cm. He said I should decide between medication and surgery. I am still not sure which route to take.

Comment from: Marilyn, 65-74 (Patient) Published: October 16

I have a hiatal hernia and I am 65. For the past few years I have tried medicines, pillows, and raising my headboard by 6 inches. I am now being very careful with my diet, the time I eat before bedtime and going back to raised headboard after finding pillows don't work. Pills work but don't like to rely on them.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 12

I have just been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and my doctor prescribed Pariet 20 mg/Rabeprazole Sodium 20 mg. I felt relief in 24 hours, and it is working well. I do have to have further tests to see just how serious this is.


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