posted 06-05-1999 08:47 PM
well most of the acid reducing meds almost all have some of these side effects;
you may want to try prilosec
What do cisapride tablets do?
CISAPRIDE (Propulsid®) helps to move gastric contents through the stomach, reducing exposure of the esophagus to gastric acid. Cisapride helps to control and relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease such as heartburn. Generic cisapride tablets are not yet available.
What should my health care professional know before I take cisapride?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
•stomach bleeding, blockage, or ulceration
•heart disease or heart failure
•heart rhythm problems
•an unusual or allergic reaction to cisapride, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
•pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I take this medicine?
Take cisapride tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Take cisapride on an empty stomach, at least 15 minutes before eating; and take at bedtime. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What other medicines can interact with cisapride?
•medicines for diabetes
•medicines for fungal infections
•medicines for movement abnormalities as in Parkinson's disease, or for gastrointestinal problems
•medicines for pain
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Tell your prescriber or health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from taking cisapride?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
•difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
•fast or irregular heartbeat
•unusual weakness or tiredness
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
•diarrhea or constipation
What do I need to watch for while I take cisapride?
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for a regular check on your progress. For cisapride to work properly it is important to undertake other non-drug therapy. Eat smaller meals, which puts less pressure in your stomach; elevate the head of your bed 6—8 inches, which allows gravity to work in your favor to decrease the amount of reflux; avoid high-fat foods and chocolate because they can cause heartburn; avoid alcohol and avoid smoking because these can also contribute to the development of heartburn; avoid caffeine in large amounts such as in coffee; and avoid carbonated drinks.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store in a cool, dry place at a controlled room temperature between 15°—30°C (59°—86°F). Protect the 20 mg tablets from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
hope this helps