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Cisapride

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  1. Cisapride Benefits & Uses
  2. Cisapride Dosage & How to Take
  3. Cisapride Side Effects
  4. Cisapride Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Cisapride with Other Drugs
  6. Cisapride Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Cisapride
  8. Cisapride Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Cisapride Benefits & Uses

Cisapride is used to treat the following -

  1. GERD
  2. Indigestion
  3. Diabetic Gastroparesis
  4. Heartburn Primary

Cisapride Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Cisapride

Cisapride

Cisapride Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cisapride is used -

  1. Diarrhoea
  2. Headache Common
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Dry Mouth Common
  5. Rash
  6. Insomnia Rare
  7. Dizziness Common
  8. Fatigue Common
  9. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  10. Tachycardia

Cisapride Related Warnings

Is the use of Cisapride safe for pregnant women?

Cisapride shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Cisapride safe during breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Cisapride. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

Moderate

What is the effect of Cisapride on the Kidneys?

Kidney can be affected by Cisapride. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Cisapride on the Liver?

Side effects of Cisapride rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Cisapride on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Cisapride. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Cisapride with Other Drugs

Cisapride should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Cisapride Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cisapride unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Heart Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Cisapride

Is this Cisapride habit forming or addictive?

Cisapride does not cause addiction.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Cisapride, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Cisapride can make you drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Cisapride only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Cisapride is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Cisapride Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Cisapride

You can take Cisapride with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Cisapride

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Cisapride with alcohol.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Propulsid (cisapride)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 667
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