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    Cisapride

    Information about Cisapride

    Cisapride uses

    Cisapride is used in the treatment of heartburn and indigestion.

    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, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Cisapride

    • ₹59 to ₹68
      Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹94
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹33
      Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹35
      Organon (India) Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹35
      East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹16
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹18 to ₹9000
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹31
      Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹47
      Inga Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹33 to ₹90
      Johnson & Johnson Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cisapride

    • 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 Cisapride

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 10 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)