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Cisapride Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cisapride is also known as: Propulsid

Cisapride Pregnancy Warnings

Cisapride has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity, although embryo- and fetotoxicity are seen in rats and rabbits at high doses (150 mg/kg/day and 20 mg/kg/day, respectively). There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cisapride should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Cisapride Breastfeeding Warnings

Cisapride is excreted into human milk in small amounts. The manufacturer recommends cautious use during lactation. However, cisapride is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In a study of ten puerperal women administered cisapride 20 mg by mouth three times a day for 4 days, cisapride milk concentrations averaged 6.2 ng/mL, with corresponding serum concentrations averaging 137 ng/mL one hour after the last dose.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Propulsid (cisapride)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2001):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Hofmeyr GJ, Sonnendecker EW "Secretion of the gastrokinetic agent cisapride in human milk." Eur J Clin Pharmacol 30 (1986): 735-6
  2. "Product Information. Propulsid (cisapride)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals (2001):
  3. Committee on Drugs, 1992 to 1993 "The transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk." Pediatrics 93 (1994): 137-50

Further information

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