Cisapride is a medication intended only to treat the symptoms of nighttime heartburn in adults. Nocturnal, or nighttime, heartburn is a common symptom of a medical condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Also, why is cisapride banned?
Cisapride withdrawn because of cardiac side effects. Cisapride (Prepulsid) has been withdrawn from the UK market until further notice because it has been associated with serious cardiovascular side effects. Product licences for the drug were suspended on July 28.
Also to know, why was Propulsid taken off the market?
On March 23, 2000, the FDA announced that Propulsid would be taken off the market as of July as a normally prescribed drug because of scores of confirmed heart-rhythm deaths.
What does cisapride treat?
Cisapride (brand names: Prepulsid®, Propulsid®) is a medication used to enhance the movement of the gastrointestinal (GI) system to treat conditions such as stasis, reflux, and constipation/megacolon (in cats).
When was Propulsid removed from market?
On March 23, 2000, the FDA announced that Propulsid would be taken off the market as of July as a normally prescribed drug because of scores of confirmed heart-rhythm deaths. Overall, Propulsid has been cited as a suspect in 302 deaths.