Cinitapride helps in facilitating the emptying of the stomach into the intestin
e, thereby helping in treating conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastroparesis and symptoms like indigestion, heart burn, ulcers etc. Cinitapride is available in the form of tablet. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting cinitapride.
Uses of Cinitapride
Cinitapride is used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and functional inconveniences of gastrointestinal motility.
Contraindications of Cinitapride
When should one not use Cinitapride
- If you are allergic to cinitapride or similar medicines
- If you suffer from a neurological disorder i.e. tardive dyskinesia (a condition characterised by repetitive involuntary movements)
- If you are suffering from or ever had a history of bleeding in the stomach and intestine
- If you are suffering from holes in the walls of the stomach and intestine (gastrointestinal perforation)
- If you are suffering from complete or partial blockage in the intestine
Side effects of Cinitapride
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Slow movements
Precautions and Warnings of Cinitapride
Can I take cinitapride during pregnancy?
It is not advised to take cinitapride during pregnancy until it is considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.
Can I take cinitapride while breastfeeding?
Consult your doctor before taking cinitapride while breastfeeding as limited information is available about its safety in lactating mothers.
Can I drive if I have taken cinitapride?
Cinitapride may make you feel drowsy, thus you need to be cautious while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with cinitapride?
Avoid consuming alcohol after taking cinitapride as alcohol may worsen the disease as well as increase the risk of side effects.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a history of or are suffering from ulcers in the stomach or intestine, perforation in the stomach or intestine, blockage in the intestine.
- You have had or are suffering from movement disorders
- You are a elderly patient
- Cinitapride should not be given to children until prescribed by a doctor.
Mode of Action of Cinitapride
How Does It Work?
Cinitapride works by increasing the concentration of a chemical known as acetylcholine that helps in increasing the contractions of the stomach muscles. This helps in faster emptying of the food contents from the stomach to the intestine. It also eases bowel movements by increasing the coordination between the stomach and intestine....
Interactions of Cinitapride
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way cinitapride works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially, if you are taking medicines used to treat heart problems, anticholinergic agents (like atropine) and medicines used to relieve cramps in the stomach and intestine (like hyoscine butylbromide)....
Dr. Nikita Toshi
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is cinitapride used for?
A: Cinitapride is used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and functional inconveniences of the gastrointestinal motility.
Q: Is cinitapride available as tablet?
A: Yes, cinitapride is available in the form of tablet.
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