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Cisapride is used in the treatment of heartburn and indigestion.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • 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


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 10 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)