Metoclopramide is employed for brief term treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in certain patients that do not answer other therapy. It is used to treat the signs of a certain digestive symptom in diabetic patients (diabetic gastroparesis). Metoclopramide can be a gastrointestinal stimulant and antinauseant. It works by improving the movement in the stomach and intestines to help move food and acid out of the stomach more rapidly. It also works in a few areas within the brain to diminish nausea.
Use Metoclopramide as directed because of your doctor.
Ask your health care provider questions you may have about how to use Metoclopramide.
Store Metoclopramide at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a very tightly closed container. Store from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store inside the bathroom. Keep Metoclopramide out from the reach of youngsters and far from pets.
All medicines could potentially cause side effects, but many folks have no, or minor, side effects.
Check with your medical professional if any of these most frequent unwanted side effects persist or become bothersome:
Decreased energy; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nausea; restlessness; tiredness; sleep problems.
Seek medical help right away if these severe negative effects occur:
Severe hypersensitive reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness inside the chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thinking; confusion; dark urine; decreased balance or coordination; decreased sexual ability; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever; hallucinations; loss in urinary control; mental or mood changes (eg, depression, anxiety, agitation, jitteriness); seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, headache, or trouble sleeping; severe or persistent restlessness, including inability to sit still; breathlessness; stiff or rigid muscles; sudden increased sweating; sudden, unusual fat gain; suicidal thoughts or actions; swelling of the arms, legs, or feet; uncontrolled muscle spasms or movements (eg, of the arms, legs, tongue, jaw, cheeks; twitching; tremors); vision changes; yellowing in the skin or eyes.
This is not a whole set of all side effects that could occur. If you've got questions regarding negative effects, contact your doctor.
Do NOT use Metoclopramide if:
Contact a medical expert or health care provider straight away if all of these connect with you.
Some medical ailments may connect to Metoclopramide. Tell your doctor or pharmacist for those who have any health concerns, particularly if any of the following apply to you:
Some medicines may connect to Metoclopramide. Tell your health care provider should you are taking any other medicines, especially any in the following:
This might not be a total set of all interactions that could occur. Ask your medical provider if Metoclopramide may communicate with other medicines which you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or customize the dose from a medicine.
Important safety information:
A small number of patients have observed withdrawal symptoms when stopping Metoclopramide. These symptoms can sometimes include dizziness, nervousness, and headache.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.