Last update: May 1, 2016


Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Benzamide-type drug that is similar to Cisapride.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

Drug that is poorly documented in the scientific literature. It seems to be lacking of side effects (QT-interval prolongation, cardiac arrhythmias) that led to the withdrawal of Cisapride.

Until more published information about this drug regarding breastfeeding appears, it may be preferable a known and safer alternative, especially during the neonatal period and in cases of prematurity.


Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

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Other names

Cinitapride in other languages or writings:


Cinitapride belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Cinitapride in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 403 daltons
Tmax 2 hours
T1/2 3 - 5 hours


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