Generic (Brand) Names:
Metoclopramide (Reglan ), Cisapride (Propulsid)**
What they do: Keep the contents of the stomach from reaching the
esophagus, reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
How they work: Prokinetic agents make the valve between the
stomach and the esophagus shut tighter. They also make the contents of the
stomach empty quicker.
Side Affects: Reported in over 30% of patients. Include:
nausea, diarrhea, nervous system side affects, drowsiness, restlessness,
dystonic reaction, extrapyramidal symptoms
Can have interactions with other medications. ** Propulsid is no
longer available in the US.
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