Cisapride (removed from market - there may be special cases where you can still get cisapride)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Cisapride (removed from market - there may be special cases where you can still get cisapride)?

(SIS a pride)

• This medicine is used in patients receiving tube feedings who have high residuals.

• This medicine is used to treat heartburn.

• This medicine is used to treat constipation.

• This medicine is used to treat poor stomach emptying.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Avoid alcohol, quit smoking, elevate head of the bed, avoid large meals before bed, lose weight, and avoid fatty foods, chocolate, caffeine, or citrus.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Belly pain.

• Diarrhea.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department...

 
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