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Composition for ALIPRIDE MPS

Simethicone(125 mg),Cisapride(5 mg)

food interaction for ALIPRIDE MPS

alcohol interaction for ALIPRIDE MPS

pregnancy interaction for ALIPRIDE MPS

lactation interaction for ALIPRIDE MPS

Avoid Alipride mps 125mg/5mg suspension with grapefruit juice.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alipride mps 125mg/5mg suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Simethicone(125 mg)


Simethicone is used to relieve painful pressure, hiccups, bloating and fullness caused by excess gas in the stomach and intestines in adults as well as in children.

How it works

Simethicone belongs to class of medications called surface active substances. It is an antifoaming agents and works by acting on inner lining of intestine and allowing gas bubbles to come together more easily helping to release trapped wind.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction
Cisapride(5 mg)


Cisapride is used in adults in the treatment of night-time heartburn that occurs when stomach contents reflux in to the food pipe (gastro esophageal reflux disease [GERD]).

How it works

Cisapride is a prokinetic drug which promotes forward flow of stomach contents including stomach acid and prevents their reflux into the food pipe thereby preventing heartburn.

Common side effects

Chest pain, Cough, Headache, Nasal congestion, Stomach discomfort, Stomach upset, Vision changes, Constipation, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for ALIPRIDE MPS

Simethicone works best if you take it after meals and at bedtime. Call your doctor if the child's gas symptoms do not improve after treatment with simethicone. Do not allow the liquid form of this medicine to freeze. Do not take the medicine:
  • If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • If you use mineral oil (paraffin oil) based laxatives.
Inform your doctor before taking this medicine:
  • If you have a thyroid disorder and are being treated for it.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

Frequently asked questions for ALIPRIDE MPS


Q. Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid.

Q. Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin.
Q. Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription.
Q. Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe.

Q. Is it safe for babies?
 Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor.
Q. Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas.

Q. Does it have any side effects?
 It does not have any known serious side-effects.
Q. Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.


Q. How long does it take cisapride to act?
It takes approximately 15-30 minutes for cisapride to act.
Q. Is cisapride banned?
Yes, cisapride is banned in India and many other countries around the globe.
Q. Does Nexium contain cisapride?
No. Nexium is brand (proprietary) name for esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor drug used to prevent excessive stomach acid secretion, which further prevents reflux.


Content on this page was last updated on 26 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)