Generic Name: Esorid Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.


What is Esorid® (cisapride) used for?

Esorid® is commonly used for the treatment of gastric reflux (the regurgitation of stomach acid into the esophagus), which is usually experienced as heartburn.

Cisapride may also be used for purposes, ask your doctor for more information.

How should I take Esorid® (cisapride)?

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Cisapride is usually taken four times a day, at least 15 minutes before meals and at bedtime. Follow your doctor’s instructions.

How do I store Esorid® (cisapride)?

Esorid® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Esorid® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Esorid® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Esorid® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Esorid® (cisapride)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Esorid® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Esorid® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Esorid®. Esorid® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Esorid® can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Esorid® (cisapride)?

Less serious side effects may include:

Stop using cisapride and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction such as hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.



What drugs may interact with Esorid® (cisapride)?

Esorid® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, including:

  • Antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E.E.S., E-Mycin, others)
  • Antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip) or nefazodone (Serzone)
  • Antifungal medications such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), and ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal)
  • Phenothiazines such as prochlorperazine (Compazine, others) and promethazine (Phenergan, others)
  • Heart medications such as procainamide (Procan SR, Procanbid, Pronestyl) and quinidine (Quin-G)
  • HIV medications such as indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra)

Does food or alcohol interact with Esorid® (cisapride)?

Esorid® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Esorid® (cisapride)?

Esorid® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

You should not use cisapride if you have:

  • Bleeding or obstruction in your stomach
  • Heart disease or hardening of the arteries
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Slow heart rate or a heart rhythm disorder
  • A personal or family history of “Long QT syndrome”
  • A structural heart defect
  • Heart block or other conduction disorders
  • Severe dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • An eating disorder
  • Kidney failure
  • Severe lung problems
  • Advanced cancer


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Esorid® (cisapride).

What is the dose of Esorid® (cisapride) for an adult?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

The recommended dose is 10 mg orally 4 times a day 15 minutes before meals and at bedtime. May be increased to 20 mg per dose if necessary.


The recommended dose is 10 mg orally 4 times a day 15 minutes before meals and at bedtime. May be increased to 20 mg per dose if necessary.


The recommended dose is 5 mg orally 3 times a day 15 minutes before meals. May be increased to 10 mg per dose if necessary.

What is the dose of Esorid® (cisapride) for a child?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

>1 year: The recommended dose is 0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg/dose orally 3 to 4 times a day. Maximum: 10 mg per dose.

How is Esorid® (cisapride) available?

Esorid® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Cisapride 10 mg tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Esorid®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: April 1, 2017 | Last Modified: April 1, 2017

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