Cinitapride is a gastro prokinetic and antiulcer agent which is used to prevent and treat dyspepsia, gastric ulcer, esophagitis, and heartburn. It is also used to treat delayed gastric emptying and to reduce the acid secretion in the stomach.
Uses of Cinitapride
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux)
- Delayed gastric emptying
Contraindications of Cinitapride
When should one not use Cinitapride
- In paediatric patients
- In patients having allergy or gastrointestinal bleeding
Side effects of Cinitapride
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Commonly reported side effects of Cinitapride include:
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Allergic reactions to skin
- Serious adverse effects include
- Uncontrolled muscle movements of head and neck
Precautions and Warnings of Cinitapride
Can I take Cinitapride during pregnancy?
You should not take this medicine during pregnancy, because the safety of this medicine for use during pregnancy has not been established.
Can I take Cinitapride while breastfeeding?
It is probably unsafe to take this medicine if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
Can I drive if I have consumed Cinitapride?
Do not drive while taking Cinitapride because it causes dizziness and drowsiness, which interferes with a person's ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Cinitapride?
Do not drink alcohol along with this medicine, as it causes severe drowsiness and dizziness.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have gastrointestinal bleeding
- You have partial or complete blockage in intestine
- You have gastrointestinal perforation (hole in the wall of parts of gastrointestinal track)
- You have movement disorders
Mode of Action of Cinitapride
How Does It Work?
It acts by increasing the gastrointestinal movement by enhancing the frequency and strength of stomach muscle contractions. It also increases the secretion of acetylcholine in the stomach, thereby increasing the gastric motility, gastric emptying, and improves gastro-duodenal coordination.
Interactions of Cinitapride
Interactions with other medicines
- Anticholinergic medicines like Atropine
Interactions with food items
There are no such findings on its interaction with food.
Dosage of Cinitapride
Take the medication exactly as prescribed. If you take more dose than prescribed, it will cause severe drowsiness, diarrhea, headaches, nausea and vomiting, joint pain, and muscle pain. Contact the nearest emergency department immediately if you encounter symptoms of overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose, take it as early as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosage schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can this medicine form a habit or addiction?
A: Usually, most medications do not cause addiction or dependence. See the product information on the package to check for schedules. Schedule H and X indicate the addiction-forming potential of medicine in India and Schedule II-V in the US.
Q: How to stop using this Cinitapride?
A: Some medications are needed to be stopped gradually by tapering the dose downwards slowly. Consult your physician for information regarding the discontinuation from the medication of Cinitapride.
Q: What should I do if I have taken an expired Cinitapride?
A: Expired medication will become ineffective and will not work for your disease condition. Sometimes expired medicine can cause serious side effects, so avoid using expired medicines.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)
Recent articlesView More
TodayLivEasy Essentials 4-in-1 Steam Vaporizer: For Speedy Relief From Common Cold
Is there anyone who doesn’t have their routine disrupted by bouts of common cold and flu, especially during the winter? Even though these infections are fairly harmless, they ...
2 days agoAllergy March – Have You Heard Of It? By #AllergyFree- A Sanofi India Initiative
Very common in children, an allergy march is when a kid starts to get allergies in a specific order. It’s a condition that starts from eczema, then food allergies and hay feve...
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
Please add item(s) to proceed
Medicines containing Cinitapride
+ View More Medicines
1 Lakh+ Products
We maintain strict quality controls on all our partner retailers, so that you always get standard quality products.
100% secure and trusted payment protection
We have a new and dynamic return window policy for medicines and healthcare items. Refer FAQs section for more details.
Our Payment Partners
© 2020 PharmEasy. All Rights Reserved