How to Treat Cat Constipation with Cisapride

They lick their fur. They can be finicky about food and don’t tend to drink much water. And they’re touchy about litter box conditions. It’s no wonder that cat constipation is a common problem in veterinary medicine.

How do you know if your cat is constipated? Look for these symptoms:

  •  Straining in the litter box
  •  No feces in the litter box or only hard, dry, small droppings
  •  Loss of appetite
  •  Sluggishness
  •  Vomiting

If your cat shows signs of constipation, talk to your veterinarian right away. She’ll examine your cat and can suggest dietary modifications to help in the long run.  Your veterinarian may also prescribe a medicine such as compounded Cisapride for felines to ease chronic constipation. Veterinary Cisapride works in the gastrointestinal system and accelerates gastric emptying, or the process that moves food through the stomach.

Here at VetRxDirect, we’re fully stocked up on Cisapride. To help pet owners make it easier to administer this effective medicine to their cats, our expert compounding pharmacists and technicians have carefully mixed Cisapride for cats into three different formulas.

Cisapride Transdermal GelCisapride transdermal gel is the easiest way to administer this medicine to your cat. Simply rub the prescribed dose of gel into your cat’s skin 15 minutes before a meal. This special formulation releases the medicine into the blood stream through the skin. Transdermal gels are popular because they’re easy to use and because pet owners can be confident their pet gets the right dose of medicine and doesn’t spit it out or throw it up.

Compounded Cisapride for Constipation in Cats Available at VetRxDirect

Compounded Cisapride for cats is available in three forms.

Cisapride Suspension – Another simple dosing option is Cisapride suspension, a liquid form of compouded Cisapride for veterinary use.  Mix the prescribed dose into a treat your cat really enjoys like tuna or wet cat food. Then give your cat a regular meal about 15-30 minutes later.

Cisapride Capsules – We also offer the standard form of Cisapride in pill form. The small capsule can be tucked into a pill pocket or a small treat to make it easy for your cat to swallow.

If you would like more information on compounded Cisapride, check out From Under the Bridge, A Houston Chronicle Blog’s write up on Cisapride.

Have you treated your cat with Cisapride? Or have you tried our Cisapride Suspension? Tell us what you think by sharing your experience in the comments section below.



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  3. My cat has been on cisapride for a good 4 years due to megacolon. She takes .7ml’s in the morning and the same at night. She hasn’t had any problems in the past, but just recently, she started to throw up within 2 minutes of her dosage. I have to call the vet tmw, but I’m concerned that there might not be another alternative for her if she can’t stomach her dosage anymore. The topical agent sounds like the best option for my cat though. I currently pay $82 for a month supply. Do you know if the topical agent is around the same cost? And how about effectiveness? Would it be as effective as the compounded liquid she’s on now?

  4. I live up in Canada and have a cat that suffers from chronic constipation. I have been researching cisapride and talked to my vet about it. He is willing to try it but is unfamiliar with cisapride. He needs to know the concentration of the active ingredient as well as dosage administered.
    He does deal with a compounding pharmacy up here so he can have it made.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  5. I gave the liquid form to my cat Amos last night. I thought he was going to die.

    He fought to get away from me foaming at the mouth & throwing up.

    I have been to the Vet twice now to ease his pain, instead he is suffering worse as my credit cards are being maxed.

  6. My pharmacy compounds Cisapride powder into a capsule.
    I’ve tried putting the capsule into a pill pocket, but my cat just eats around it, devouring the pill pocket and leaving the capsule intact. My solution has been to squash the pill pocket pancake like, pry open the capsule, pour the powder onto the smashed pill pocket, add a few drops of water, manipulate it into a small ball, cut it into 4ths, and then give it to the cat. She eats it right down. Any problem with this method?

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