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Motegrity

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/1/2021
Drug Description

What is MOTEGRITY and how is it used?

MOTEGRITY is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat a type of constipation called chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). Idiopathic means the cause of the constipation is unknown. It is not known if MOTEGRITY is safe and effective in children.

What are the possible side effects of MOTEGRITY?

MOTEGRITY may cause serious side effects, including:

  • unusual changes in mood or behavior, thoughts of hurting yourself, trying to hurt yourself, or suicide. Stop taking MOTEGRITY right away and tell your healthcare provider immediately if your depression gets worse, you feel sad, hopeless or begin to have thoughts of suicide, thoughts of hurting yourself or have tried to hurt yourself.

The most common side effects of MOTEGRITY include:

  • headache
  • stomach area (abdominal) pain or bloating
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • fatigue

These are not all the possible side effects of MOTEGRITY.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

DESCRIPTION

MOTEGRITY (prucalopride) tablets for oral use contain prucalopride succinate, a dihydrobenzofurancarboxamide that is a serotonin type 4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist. The IUPAC name is: 4-amino-5-chloro-N-[1-(3-methoxypropyl)piperidin-4-yl]-2,3-dihydrobenzofuran-7-carboxamide succinate.

The molecular formula is C18H26ClN3O3.C4H6O4 and the molecular weight is 485.96. The structural formula is:

MOTEGRITY (prucalopride) Structural Formula Illustration

Prucalopride succinate is a white to almost white powder. It is highly soluble in acidic aqueous media and alkaline aqueous media up to a pH of approximately 9.

Each 1-mg film-coated tablet of MOTEGRITY contains 1 mg of prucalopride (equivalent to 1.32 mg prucalopride succinate), and the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose. The coating for the 1-mg tablet contains hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, polyethylene glycol 3000, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

Each 2-mg film-coated tablet of MOTEGRITY contains 2 mg of prucalopride (equivalent to 2.64 mg prucalopride succinate), and the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose. The coating for the 2-mg tablet contains hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, polyethylene glycol 3000, titanium dioxide, triacetin, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, and FD&C Blue #2.

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