Cisapride - Drug Information

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General Information on Cisapride

Generic Name : Cisapride

Pronunciation : SISS a pride

Latest prescription information about Cisapride. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Gastroprokinetic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cisapride

International- Propulsid.

Why is Cisapride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a gastroprokinetic agent, prescribed for nighttime heartburn. 

When should Cisapride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated while co-administering with antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, protease inhibitors. Contraindicated in patients with uncorrected hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia, serious heart disease, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Cisapride?

PO- The recommended dose is one 10 mg tablet or 10 ml of the suspension 4 times daily

How should Cisapride be taken?

It comes as a tablet and suspension to take by mouth, 15 minutes before meals and at bedtime.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cisapride?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure, kidney failure, lung problems or advanced cancer, intestinal disorders or bleeding ulcers, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Cisapride?

   Central Nervous System : Headache.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, flatulence, indigestion.
   Respiratory : Rhinitis, sinusitis, coughing, viral infection, upper respiratory tract infection.
   Body as a Whole : Pain, fever.
   Genitourinary : Urinary tract infection, urination frequency, vaginal infection.
   Central Nervous System : Sleeplessness, anxiety, nervousness.
   Skin : Rash, itching.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain.
   Eye : Abnormal vision.

What are the other precautions for Cisapride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Cisapride?

Store it at room temperature.

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