Propulsid To Go Off Market - Warning

This warning is based on a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (July 14, 2000). It is meant to alert people who are currently taking Propulsid (cisapride) that it is going to be removed from the market in July. For some more key information about this drug, please visit our Propulsid (cisapride) Center.

-- Medical Editor,

Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc., of Titusville, N.J., has announced that it has decided to stop marketing cisapride (Propulsid) in the United States as of July 14, 2000. The effective date of the voluntary action is intended to provide adequate time for patients and physicians to make alternative treatment decisions.

Cisapride is a prescription drug treatment approved only for severe nighttime heartburn experienced by adult patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that does not adequately respond to other therapies.