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    Information about Cinitapride

    Cinitapride uses

    Cinitapride is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and indigestion.

    How cinitapride works

    Cinitapride indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

    Common side effects of cinitapride

    Headache, Nausea, Diarrhea
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:31 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cinitapride

    • Cinitapride helps treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and indigestion.
    • Take it 15 minutes before each meal.
    • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cinitapride can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
    • Do not consume alcohol while taking Cinitapride as it can increase dizziness and the risk of stomach damage.

    Frequently asked questions for Cinitapride


    Q. What is cinitapride is used for?

    Cinitapride is used for the treatment of motility-related gastrointestinal disorders like indigestion, reflux disease, delayed gastric emptying, and vomiting

    Q. How does cinitapride work?

    Cinitapride works by increasing the movement of esophagus, stomach, and intestines during digestion. It also increases the strength of muscle between esophagus and stomach to prevent the reflux conditions.

    Q. Why is Cinitapride used with rabeprazole for some conditions?

    Cinitapride increases the movement of the gut and is useful in the treatment of conditions like heartburn, dyspepsia and is also useful in the treatment of reflux esophagitis. It has much better efficacy when it is used with rabeprazole.

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)