FDA warns about heartburn drugBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7151.101a (Published 11 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:101
- Deborah Josefson
- San Francisco
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its warning about cisapride, a drug for heartburn, after 38 deaths were reported in people taking the drug.
Cisapride was approved by the administration in 1993 for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and has become a popular prescription for night-time heartburn. It works by increasing the tone of …