'He may also have been affected by Cisapride
which had been prescribed for stomach and digestive problems.
The Food and Drug Administration has put both the tablet and suspension preparations of cisapride
(Propulsid, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, N.J.) on a limited-access program, in the wake of Janssen's decision to stop marketing it in the United States effective July 14.
In one of the larger series, 82% of a cohort of children with pH probe or scintiscan confirmed GER had remission of respiratory symptoms when treated with cisapride
-- The labeling for cisapride
has been strengthened with a recommendation to get a 12-lead electrocardiogram in every patient before prescribing the heartburn drug.
Use cautiously with drugs such as cisapride
, erythromycin, or others that prolong the QT interval; moxifloxacin has not been studied with these drugs.
For symptomatic relief of gastroesophageal reflux disease, cisapride
was no better than placebo in a three-way comparison of cisapride
, omeprazole, and placebo.
) may be useful, but an electrocardiogram must be done prior to use.
The panel recommended that Bayer conduct several postmarketing studies of moxifloxacin, including a prospective study on the risk of QT prolongation and an interaction study with cisapride
, which is widely used and known to extend the QT interval.
His constipation issues are treated with over-the-counter Miralax and prescription cisapride
The other medications such as neostigmine, pyridostigmine, cisapride
, trimebutine maleate, metoclopramide, dom-peridone, and laxatives were given according to the standard pediatric doses.
Your veterinarian may also suggest a prescription medication such as metoclopramide, or off label use of a drug called cisapride
, to enhance gastric and intestinal motility.