What are Cisapride Transdermal Gels for Cats?
- If your cat suffers from chronic constipation, talk to your pet's veterinarian about prescription Cisapride capsules.
- This effective medication helps stimulate your cat’s intestinal contractions, reducing chronic constipation and easing other conditions where food and waste materials have stopped moving through the gastrointestinal tract.
- Cisapride is a medication used to speed up the gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) system in pets with acid reflux, constipation, and other diseases.
- The transdermal gel is a thick gel containing cisapride which is applied to the skin of the pet and is absorbed through the skin to the bloodstream. It is good for cats that will not take medications by mouth.
- 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.
Why do cats use Cisapride?
- Cisapride is a prescription medication used to treat constipation and gastrointesnital disorders in cats.
- Cisapride may also be prescibed to treat chronic indigestion or disorders of the esophagus.
- Cisapride stimulates the intestinal contractions to ease chronic constipation and reduces the amount of time it takes for your cat to empty his stomach.
What else should I know about Cisapride?
- Eases constipation in cats.
- Speeds up gastric emptying.
- The transdermal gels should be stored at room temperature. The gel may become runny if stored in the refrigerator.
What problems could my cat have with Cisapride?
- Side effects are not common, but include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort.
- Cisapride is not approved for use in humans, as it may cause humans to develop serious heart rhythm problems.
- There are many drugs that interact with Cisapride. Do not give your cat any new drugs or supplements without speaking with your veterinarian.
How do you use Cisapride?
- Apply the transdermal gel to the hairless portion of the inner ear. Alternate ears with each dose.
- Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying this medication.
- Cisapride is usually given 15 to 30 minutes before a meal. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
What is in Cisapride?
- Cisapride is a gastrointestinal (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.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Cisapride transdermal gels are a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.
Is it important for my cat to finish all of the Cisapride?
- Cats may use Cisapride for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
Who makes these Cisapride Transdermal Gels?
- These Cisapride Transdermal Gels are hand-made in our pharmacy.
- There is a minimum charge of $49.99.
- Shelf-life limits cherry-flavored suspensions to to a 50-day supply.
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Q & A
Is one syringe really $12.88?????
At this time [January 28, 2020], yes, that price is accurate. This specialty medication is compounded by hand by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations to keep your pet safe. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $49.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your cart. Each 1mL syringe typically contains between ten and 20 doses, depending on the directions provided by your veterinarian. This gel has a shelf life of 60 days, at this time. Therefore, we ship up to a 50-day supply.Verified Answer
How many doses are in the syringe??
Cisapride Transdermal gel (Compounded) is available as a 1 mL syringe with a strength of either 5 mg/0.1 mL or 2.5 mg/0.1 mL. If your veterinarian prescribes a dose of 0.1 mL, there would be 10 available doses per syringe. This amount will vary based on each prescription as the veterinarian may recommend an alternative dose to 0.1 mL. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer
Has the transdermal form of Cisapride been proven to be effective in cats??
There are no research studies to validate or prove that transdermal cisapride is effective in cats. Anecdotal accounts of efficacy have been reported, however. The use of transdermal cisapride should be reserved for cat owners who cannot administer a pill or liquid version of cisapride to their cat. Subjective observations, such as normalization of stool consistency and stool frequency are often noted by cat owners as a means to assess the efficacy of transdermal cisapride. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
How long will one syringe giving s doses daily of 5mg.?
How long a 1mL syringe of transdermal gel lasts depends on a few factors. The syringes come in two strengths, 2.5mg/0.1mL and 5mg/0.1mL. If the dose you are giving is 5mg once daily, then you would want to choose the 5mg/0.1mL syringe, and it would contain ten doses and would last ten days. If you are giving a smaller dose, you may still want to choose the higher strength and administer less gel per dose which would allow the syringe to last longer. Because the shelf life of the medication is 60 days, we dispense a maximum of a 50 day supply (to allow for shipping time) so a 5mg dose once daily would allow for five syringes to be dispensed at a time. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer