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Cisapride is a prescription medication used to treat constipation and gastrointesnital disorders in cats. Cisapride is a GI motility modifier type medication which works to enhance motility of the digestive tract. This medication may help reduce chronic constipation and other conditions where food and waste materials have stopped moving through the gastrointestinal tract. Cisapride may also be prescibed to treat chronic indigestion or disorders of the esophagus. Cisapride suspension stimulates the intestinal contractions to ease chronic constipation and reduces the amount of time it takes for your cat to empty his stomach. This medication is compounded by the VetRxDirect pharmacy into a variety of dosage strengths and flavors listed above.
Beyond Use Date:
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Compounded Cisapride Suspension
Medication Fact Sheet
** This medication was custom compounded for you based on the prescription orders of your pet's 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 pet's 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.
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