CISAPRIDE-ORAL, Propulsid (cont.)
USES: This medication is used to treat symptoms of nighttime heartburn due to reflux disease. This drug has been restricted in its use in the U.S. market due to safety problems.
HOW TO USE: This medication is taken by mouth at least 15 minutes before meals and at bedtime. Take this as directed. Do not increase your dose, take this more often than prescribed or stop taking this without first consulting your doctor. LIQUID SUSPENSION FORM: Shake the bottle well before each use.
SIDE EFFECTS: Diarrhea, nausea, headache, stuffy nose, constipation or coughing may occur infrequently as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. Notify your doctor if you develop vision changes, chest pain, mental/mood changes or stomach pain while taking this medication. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeat. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: intestinal or stomach disorders, bleeding ulcers, lung problems, kidney problems, liver disease, heart problems (e.g., QT prolongation), cancer, certain blood disorders that may be caused by sudden loss of water (electrolyte disorders such as hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia), vomiting, poor diet, eating disorders (e.g., anorexia or bulimia), allergies (especially drug allergies). Limit alcohol intake as it may aggravate drug side effects. Caution is advised when using this drug in children less than 16 years of age because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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