Metoclopramide is employed for brief term management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) using patients who don't answer other therapy. It is used to treat symptoms 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 you move food and acid out in the stomach faster. It also works using areas in the brain to lower nausea.
Use Metoclopramide as directed because of your doctor.
Ask your doctor 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 the tightly closed container. Store faraway from heat, moisture, and lightweight. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Metoclopramide out from the reach of kids and faraway from pets.
All medicines might cause negative effects, but some everyone has no, or minor, unwanted side effects.
Check with your physician if these most popular unwanted side effects persist or become bothersome:
Decreased energy; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nausea; restlessness; tiredness; sleep problems.
Seek medical help right away if some of these severe unwanted effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness inside 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; lack of urinary control; mental or mood changes (eg, depression, anxiety, agitation, jitteriness); seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, headache, or sleep disorders; severe or persistent restlessness, including inability to sit still; difficulty breathing; 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, in the arms, legs, tongue, jaw, cheeks; twitching; tremors); vision changes; yellowing in the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete listing of all side effects that will occur. If you've questions on unwanted side effects, contact your medical provider.
Do NOT use Metoclopramide if:
Contact your medical professional or physician straight away if any of these apply to you.
Some health concerns may talk with Metoclopramide. Tell your doctor or pharmacist when you have any medical ailments, especially if any in the following apply to you:
Some medicines may talk with Metoclopramide. Tell your medical provider should you consider every other medicines, especially any with the following:
This will not be an entire listing of all interactions that may occur. Ask your doctor if Metoclopramide may communicate with other medicines that you take. Check with your doctor prior to starting, stop, or alter the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
A small number of patients have experienced withdrawal symptoms when stopping Metoclopramide. These symptoms may include dizziness, nervousness, and headache.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.