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Composition for GASTRON

Cisapride(20 mg)

food interaction for GASTRON

alcohol interaction for GASTRON

pregnancy interaction for GASTRON

lactation interaction for GASTRON

It is better to take Gastron 20mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Avoid Gastron 20mg capsule with grapefruit juice.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gastron 20mg capsule 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.


Cisapride(20 mg)


Gastron 20mg capsule 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

Gastron 20mg capsule 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 GASTRON

  • Do not take cisapride if you have history of irregular heartbeats, heart disease, kidney disease or lung disease.
  • Stop taking cisapride and contact your doctor immediately if you faint, become dizzy or develop any other unusual symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Never take more than the recommended dose of cisapride as it can adversely affect normal heartbeat of an individual.
  • Do not drink alcohol or take medicines called benzodiazepines along with cisapride as they can cause excessive drowsiness.

Frequently asked questions for GASTRON


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 24 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)