Metoclopramide is used in the treatment of diabetes, stomach and intestinal diseases. It increases the muscle contractions of the upper digestive tract. It provides relief in cases of heartburn and migraines. It prevents feelings of nausea and the tendency to vomit. Metoclopramide falls under the category of drugs known as dopamine-receptor antagonists.
The associated side-effects that come with the use of Metoclopramide are headache, dizziness, sleeping troubles, drowsiness and restlessness. Major side effects include depression, uncontrollable body movements, high fever, shakiness, skin rash, hives, rapid and irregular heartbeat and stiff muscles.
Avoid using Metoclopramide if; you have any allergies, you have bleeding or blockage in your intestines or stomach, you have epilepsy, seizure, kidney, liver or Parkinson’s diseases, you have high blood pressure, breast cancer or a history of depression.
Ideally the dosage for you will be prescribed by the doctor taking into consideration your specifications. Metoclopramide is available in both tablet and solution form. Usually the dosage prescribed is four times a day which needs to be taken before each meal and at night before sleeping.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Metaclopramide injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Metaclopramide injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Metaclopramide injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Metoclopramide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Metoclopramide as ingredient
Metoclopramide is an antiemetic that works by inhibiting gastric smooth muscle relaxation caused by dopamine. This improves the response of the gastrointestinal smooth muscles to cholinergic stimulation, which leads to an increase of gastric emptying into the intestines. It antagonises the dopamine D2 receptors in the medulla which prevents nausea and vomiting.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
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