Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S


Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains Cinitapride as an active ingredient.

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal disease and indigestion.

Take this medication orally usually 15 or 20 minutes before a meal or as prescribed by the doctor.

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause dizziness.

Do not take this medication before driving.

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Cinitapride 1 mg


Highnoon Pharma

Prescription Required


How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition


Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a gastrokinetic drug with multiple mechanisms of action, primarily used to treat gastric problems. It acts as a prokinetic agent which helps improve motility problems in the gut and consequently treats some gastric conditions as well such as gastritis and dyspepsia, acid reflux caused by delayed emptying of your gut. 

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is chemically composed of Cinitapiride, belonging to Benzamides known to promote gastric muscle contractions, aiding digestion by promoting the action of 5-HT4. There is also some antagonizing effect too as well as muscarinic activity that simulates the action of acetylcholine responsible for smooth muscle contractions. 

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet form which is consumed orally usually before a meal 15 to 20 minutes prior, two to three times daily, or as suggested by the doctor. Make sure to follow the doctor’s prescription. It can be safely prescribed to adults above 18 years of age and contraindicated in young children and pregnant or lactating women.  Drowsiness, fatigue, sweating, and skin rash are some of the side effects observed with Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S. 


Enlisted below are some indications for which Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Dyspepsia
  • Indigestion 

How Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S Works

Muscarinic action is an important activity that involves stimulating smooth muscle contraction, secretions of the body, and regulation of heart rate. Chemically Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is composed of Cinitapride. The therapeutic effect of Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S comes through its serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonist and some antagonist activity which together with muscarinic action mediated via acetylcholine contributes to its gastrointestinal prokinetic action. The clinical effects of this are manifested by prevention of backflow of acid from the stomach, enhanced peristalsis aiding indigestion.

How to use Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in the form of oral tablets. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water without chewing 15 to 20 minutes before taking a meal. Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is preferably taken at the same time every day till the prescribed time to maintain equal blood levels at all times. Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is taken orally in tablet form as per recommended doses. For gastric-related problems, it is usually 2-3 times a day before a meal. Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S should be taken at a set time and for the prescribed length of time, not exceeding it. 


Adult Dose

1 tablet taken orally 3 times per day, before meals 15 to 20 minutes earlier

Pediatric Dose

Not recommended for children under 18 years of age

Elderly Dose

Follow the doctor’s prescription. In elderly patients due to other health conditions Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause fluctuation in blood pressure and heart rate besides other side effects which must be regularly monitored.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Regarding the safety of Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S consult your doctor first if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breastfeeding an infant. Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S has limited safety data available and must not be taken without consulting a doctor first. The first trimester is an absolute contraindication and afterward, your doctor will only prescribe if it is considered extremely necessary.


 Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S should not be prescribed under the following circumstances:

  • Allergy to the contents of Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S
  • Gastric bleeding
  • Gastric perforation 
  • Mechanical obstruction of GI tract
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Pregnancy 
  • Patients under 18 years of age

Precautions‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S:‌ 

  • Caution is advised if you have a history of drug allergies 
  • ‌Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S must be used with extra care in patients with heart disease or arrhythmias, this drug may cause changes in heart rate.
  • Patients suffering from chronic gut disease must be careful, especially those with a history or an existing Gastrointestinal Perforation/ bleeding must avoid it
  • Alcohol consumption may potentiate the side effects, it must be avoided or restricted with ‌Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S
  • While using ‌Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S in an elderly population (65 years and above) careful consideration and monitoring are advised due to changes in heart rate
  • Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is known to cause dizziness, you must know how your body responds to the drug. Avoid driving or using heavy/sharp machinery if you experience any such symptom
  • Tardive dyskinesia is a condition manifested by involuntary bodily movements like facial tics, tongue movements, rapid blinking of eyes, etc. Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S when used for longer periods, especially in elderly patients can result in this condition. Make sure to follow the doctor’s prescription and monitor the patient during treatment

Interaction With Other Medications

Following drugs can have some interactions with Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S and can potentiate or reduce the effects when used concomitantly. Some of these drugs are:

  • Alcohol 
  • Phenothiazine 
  • Tramadol 
  • Digoxin 
  • Anticholinergic drugs like atropine, benztropine
  • Antidopaminergics like olanzapine, clozapine
  • Benzodiazepines 
  • Acebutolol 

Adverse Effects

 Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S can have some undesired side effects, make sure to consult your physician in case your symptoms worsen. Some of these side effects are:

Common Side effects

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Headache 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Dizziness

Less common side effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction 
  • Breast tenderness
  • Gynaecomastia 
  • Skin rash 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Fatigue 
  • Profuse sweating
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Muscular pain 
  • Fever/chills
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Palpitations 
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in Blood Pressure
  • Behavior changes 
  • Tardive dyskinesia 

 How To Cope-Up With Some Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue – Patients experiencing this adverse effect are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Drowsiness – If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches – In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea – Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak – If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Muscular Aches And Pains- A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief; an over-the-counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease as well. Avoid high-intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.


#1. How Does Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work?

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S shows enhanced digestive effects on the body by releasing certain chemicals which mediate prokinetic effects. It affects the tone of the food pipe (esophagus) and peristalsis aiding indigestion. 

#2. For How Long Should I Take Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S? 

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is taken as per doctors’ recommendation, depending on your condition. The commonly prescribed duration may vary, follow your prescription strictly. 

#3. Is Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S Highly Addictive?

No, it is not considered to be addictive and does not cause any dependence (physical and psychological)

#4. Can I Drink Alcohol With Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Consuming alcohol when taking Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause excessive drowsiness and could increase the risk of side effects, hence should be avoided or restricted. 

#5. What If I Take Too Much Of Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

If you have taken too much of the prescribed Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S you may experience symptoms of overdose, for example, fast or irregular heartbeat, upset stomach, blurred vision, fainting, dizziness, abdominal pain, or life-threatening severe symptoms. Contact your doctor or rush to the nearby emergency immediately if you have any of these symptoms. 

#6. What If I Forget To Take Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is taken 2-3 times a day before meals so you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it’s less than 12 hours until your next dose, in which case you should skip the missed dose. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm or use a pill organizer or a mobile application so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.

#7. Can I Take Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S During Pregnancy Or Breastfeeding?

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S has a safety concern for pregnant and lactating infants. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to conceive a baby, please consult your doctor before using Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S. Also if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S. 

#8. Can I Drive Or Ride A Bike After Taking Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S is known to cause drowsiness and dizziness so make sure you know how your body reacts while using Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S. Do not drive or use any machinery/sharp tools until you feel normal again

#9. How Should Cidine 1mg Tablet 10 ‘S Be Stored?

Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat, direct sunlight, and moisture. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people. Dispose of unused medicine when treatment is over.

#10. Are there any lifestyle changes that can help me with my condition?

Small changes in your daily lifestyle can help you with symptoms of GERD, indigestion, and heartburn. 

  • Quit or limit smoking to the minimum 
  • Avoid lying down immediately after taking meals
  • Try to incorporate healthy food options into your meals
  • Regularly some sort of physical exercise like walk
  • Controlling weight also helps with such symptoms
  • Avoid or restrict caffeinated drinks or citrus products that can trigger acid reflux 
  • Properly chew your food slowly before swallowing