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Cisapride

6guinea pig
Contributor(s):

Vetstream Ltd

Mark Naguib

Synonym(s): Prepulsid


Introduction

Name

  • Cisapride.

Class of drug

  • Prokinetic agent (promotes gastric emptying).

Description

Molecular formula

  • C23H29CIFN3O4.

Storage requirements

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Keep out of light and keep dry.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Opioid analgesics and antimuscarinics, eg atropine Atropine may antagonize cisapride's effects.
  • Fatal arrhythmia may be seen in conjunction with:
  • Erythromycin, clarythromycin, troleandomycin.
  • Itraconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole and miconazole Miconazole.
  • Increases bioavailability of cyclosporine.
  • Increases absorption of aspirin, acetaminophen, diazepam Diazepam, ethanol.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bedford T A & Rowbotham D J (1996) Cisapride. Drug interactions of clinical significance. Drug-Safety, 15 (3), 167-175 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed Small Animal Formulary. Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, UK.
  • Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W (2004) Formulary. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. pp 436-444.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.
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