Brand Name: Propulsid
IMPORTANT NOTE: WITHDRAWAL FROM US MARKET. PROPULSID IS AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. VIA LIMITED ACCESS PROTOCOL ONLY.
Pregnancy Category C
- Prokinetic agent
- GI drug
Increases the release of acetylcholine in the myenteric plexus; thus, improves GI motility with little to no dopaminergic action.
Symptomatic treatment of nocturnal heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease
Allergy to Propulsid, gallbladder disease, GI hemorrhage, GI obstruction, pregnancy, lactation, prolonged Q-T interval.
- CNS: Headache, fatigue, somnolence
- GI: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, borborygamus, bloating
- CV: Serious cardiac arrhythmiaswhen used in combination drug regimens
- Respiratory: Rhinitis, sinusitis, cough-ing, upper respiratory infections
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