Information about Cisapride

Cisapride Uses

Cisapride is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) and constipation.

How Cisapride works

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

Common side effects of Cisapride

Headache, Nausea, Diarrhea
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Expert advice for Cisapride

  • It is usually taken around 15 minutes before food or bedtime.
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the complete course even if you feel better.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cisapride can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may cause diarrhea. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration while taking this medicine.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine because it can make drowsiness worse.

Frequently asked questions for Cisapride


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.


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