Latest prescription information about Cinitapride. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Generic Name : Cinitapride
Therapeutic Classification : Gastroprokinetic Agents
ICD Code : Y53.8
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a gastroprokinetic agent, prescribed for gastrointestinal disorders.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The usual daily dosage for adults is 1mg orally thrice a day, 15 minutes before meals.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of gastrointestinal bleeding, mechanical obstruction or perforation, movement disorder, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Most Common - Drowsiness and diarrhea.
Central Nervous System - Involuntary muscular movements of the head, neck and tongue.
Skin - Rarely eruptions, itching or allergic reactions.
Other Precautions :
* Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Keep in a cool dry place.