Cisapride

Description

Cisapride is a substituted piperidinyl benzamide prokinetic agent. Cisapride facilitates release of acetylcholine from the myenteric plexus, resulting in increased gastrointestinal motility. In addition, cisapride has been found to act as a serotonin agonist, stimulating type 4 receptors, and a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Cisapride
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A03 Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders → A03F Propulsives → A03FA Propulsives