Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Cisapride is used to stimulate the movement of food through the digestive tract. It aids in the treatment of chronic constipation and megacolon (abnormal enlargement of the colon) in dogs and cats. It may also be used for disorders of the esophagus including reflux and megaesophagus (abnormal enlargement of the esophagus). Cisapride may affect the absorption of other oral drugs from the intestine. Do not use cisapride in animals with an obstruction, perforation, or bleeding of the digestive tract. At high doses, cisapride has caused birth defects in rats. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences diarrhea or abdominal cramps while being treated with cisapride.

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Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

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