Metoclopramide (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Metoclopramide is used to treat the symptoms of a certain type of stomach problem called gastroparesis in patients with diabetes. It works by increasing the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines. It relieves symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, a feeling of fullness after meals, and loss of appetite. Metoclopramide is also used to treat heartburn for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is esophageal irritation from the backward flow of gastric acid into the esophagus.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, metoclopramide is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:
- Failure of the stomach to empty its contents.
- Nausea and vomiting caused by other medicines.
- Persistent hiccups.
- Prevention of aspirating fluid into the lungs during surgery.
- Vascular headaches.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Tablet, Disintegrating