Beyond Use Date:
Ease your cat’s constipation with prescription Cisapride. This effective medication stimulates your cat’s intestinal contractions, which helps reduce chronic constipation and other conditions where food and waste materials have stopped moving through the gastrointestinal tract.
• Relieves constipation in cats
• Helps with gastric emptying
• Mixed into an oral suspension
Our Cisapride suspension is a prescription medicine administered orally that stimulates your cat’s intestinal contractions to ease chronic constipation. Cisapride also works on other gastrointestinal conditions and reduces the amount of time it takes for your cat to empty his stomach.
• Give this medication 15 to 30 minutes before a meal.
• Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your cat more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
• Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
For additional information about Cisapride suspension, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Cisapride by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Compounded Cisapride Suspension, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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Medication Fact Sheet
** This medication was custom compounded for you based on the prescription orders of your veterinarian.**
Description of Medicine:
This medication is used as a prokinetic agent to treat GI stasis in several species, reflux esophagitis, and constipation (megacolon) in cats. It works by increasing lower esophageal peristalsis and sphincter pressure and accelerates gastric emptying.
Cautions and Warnings:
This medication should not be used in animals who have perforation, obstruction, and GI hemorrhage or those who are hypersensitive to the drug. Cisapride may cause fertility impairment, toxicity to a fetus, and is excreted in maternal milk. Dose may need to be adjusted with severe hepatic impairment.
How to Use this Medication:
The dosing of this medication is individualized and may vary for each animal. Follow the instructions from your veterinarian.
Possible Side Effects:
The most common side effects are diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Beyond Use Date:
1. Plumb DC. Cisapride. Plumb’s veterinary drug handbook. 5th ed. 2005. p.173-4.
2. Cisapride. Mar Vista Animal Medical Center. Updated 1/8/2008. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_cisapride.html. Accessed 2/13/2008.
3. Burger DM. Effect of anticholinergics (atropine, glycopyrrolate) and prokinetics (metoclopramide, cisapride) on gastric motility in beagles and labrador retrievers. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2006 Mar;53(2):97-107. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com.proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/doi/full/10.1111/j.1439-0442.2006.00787.x. Accessed 2/13/2008.
VetRxDirect's professional staff will provide answers to any relevant questions about this product. Specific questions related to dosages and recommendations are best answered by your pet's veterinarian.
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Our cat has been getting a 2.5 mg cisapride capsule twice a day. What is the equivalent dosage in the liquid form?
The cisapride compounded suspension is also available in a 2.5mg dose per mL. This would be the equivalent to the 2.5mg capsules when one mL is given.
We assign a beyond-use-date or expiration date of 90 days after compounding to the cisapride suspensions prepared in an oil base. There is no way to guarantee the medication will last longer or gain an extended expiration date if refrigerated. We cannot recommend using the medication beyond the assigned expiration date after compounding.