Cisapride (removed from market - there may be special cases where you can still get cisapride)
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Cisapride (removed from market - there may be special cases where you can still get cisapride) Overview

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(SIS a pride)

U.S. Brand Names

Propulsid®

Mexican Brand Names

Enteropride; Kinestase; Lornakin; Presistin; Profercol; Tadasil; Unamol

Pharmacologic Category

Gastrointestinal Agent, Prokinetic

What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• Dangerous, fast heartbeats can occur. Tell healthcare provider if you have a history of fast heartbeats, kidney failure, low potassium or magnesium levels, or lung failure. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

• This medicine does not mix well with many medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to cisapride or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have any of the following conditions: Fast or slow heartbeat, heart disease, hole in the gastrointestinal tract, intestinal blockage, kidney disease, low magnesium levels, low potassium levels, lung failure, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, or severely weakened heart.

How does it work?

• Cisapride increases gastric emptying and movement through the gastrointestinal tract.

How is it best taken?

• Take this medicine 15-30 minutes before meals and at bedtime.

• A liquid (suspension) is available if you cannot swallow pills. Shake well before use.

• Those who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after medicine is given.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If longer than 1 hour, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect tablets from light.

• Protect tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2006-10-13 11:31:26.0

Modified: 2010-03-22 12:53:31.0

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