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Generic: cisapride
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It is used to treat heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. For this medicine to work properly it is important to make lifestyle changes. Eat smaller meals, elevate the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches, avoid high- fat foods, chocolate, alcohol, smoking, caffeine and carbonated drinks.

If you have any fainting spells or rapid or irregular heartbeat, stop taking this drug immediately. Contact your health care professional right away for evaluation.

Do not drink grapefruit juice while you are taking this medicine. Grapefruit juice could increase your risk of having serious side effects from this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • breathing problems
  • fainting or falling spells
  • rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • unusually weak or tired
  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea or constipation
  • headache
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • stuffy nose

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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