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Drug interactions between cisapride and erythromycin

Results for the following 2 drugs:
cisapride
erythromycin

Interactions between your drugs

Major

erythromycin cisapride

Applies to: erythromycin and cisapride

Using cisapride together with erythromycin is not recommended. Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of cisapride. High blood levels of cisapride can occasionally cause an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, or fast or pounding heartbeats during treatment with cisapride. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

**Cisapride (Propulsid) is no longer marketed in the United States. You should only be taking cisapride if you are obtaining the medication from your doctor though a Limited Access Program developed jointly by the manufacturer and the FDA.**

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Drug and food interactions

Major

cisapride food

Applies to: cisapride

Cisapride is no longer on the market in the US. Do not take cisapride with any other medication, food, or beverage.

**Cisapride (Propulsid) is no longer marketed in the United States. You should only be taking cisapride if you are obtaining the medication from your doctor though a Limited Access Program developed jointly by the manufacturer and the FDA.**

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Moderate

erythromycin food

Applies to: erythromycin

Food decreases the levels of erythromycin in your body. Take erythromycin on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. However, some erythromycin products may be taken without regard to meals. Ask your healthcare provider about your particular prescription if you are uncertain of how to take it. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice may increase erythromycin levels but how this may affect you is not known. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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