It is a prokinetic agent, which means that it improves the motility of the digestive tract. That is to say that it increases the contractions of the esophagus as well as accelerates the empting of the stomach. Cisapride does not however increase the secretion of gastric acid.
It is used for esophageal reflux, a gastric stasis or an esophagitis, that is to say when there is an inflammation in the esophagus. This medication is also used in cats to treat constipation, when there is a megacolon.
Do not use, unless otherwise advised by a veterinarian, if your pet suffers from a perforation, an obstruction, a hemorrhage of the digestive system or if he has a liver problem.
This medication is usually well tolerated. It is nevertheless possible to observe diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal discomfort. Some cases of cardiac arrhythmias have also been reported. If your animal presents serious adverse side effects, that worsen or persist, contact your veterinarian immediately.
It is important to observe weather the condition of your pet improves and if he presents side effects.
Do not use cisapride maleate, unless otherwise advised by a veterinarian, if your animal is taking aminodarone, a macrolide class antibiotic, an anticholinergenic agent, a tricyclic antibiotic, antifungal medication, benzodiazepine, clarithromycin, chloramphenicol, cimetidine, fluvoxamine, grape jus, moxifloxacin, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol or warfarin.
Store at room temperature. This medication should be protected from the light.
Respect the expiration date of the product because an expired product may be less effective or potentially dangerous for the health of your pet. *Keep out of the reach of children and animals.*