cisapride

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cisapride

Propulsid® GI disease An agent that ↑ lower esophageal sphincter pressure and for nocturnal therapy of GERD Adverse effects Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, rhinitis, constipation. See GERD.

cisapride

A prokinetic drug that aids in stomach emptying and helps to relieve heartburn (reflux oesophagitis). A trade name is Prepulsid.

cisapride (sis´əprīd´),

n brand name: Propulsid;
drug class: oral prokinetic;
action: enhancement of acetylcholine release;
uses: symptomatic treatment and prophylaxis of nocturnal heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease.

cisapride

a substituted benzamide, similar to metoclopramide, which stimulates gastrointestinal motility. Used as an antiemetic by promoting gastric emptying.