Information about Metoclopramide
How metoclopramide works
Metoclopramide is a prokinetic. It works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It also acts on the upper digestive tract to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach.
Common side effects of metoclopramide
Sleepiness, Fatigue, Restlessness
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Expert advice for Metoclopramide
- Metoclopramide helps relieve nausea and vomiting.
- Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
- Leave at least six hours between each dose, even if you vomit, to make sure that you're not taking too much.
- It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Metoclopramide as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
- Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
- Do not take it for longer than 5 days without consulting your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Metoclopramide
Q. Does Metoclopramide work for morning sickness?
Metoclopramide can help in relieving morning sickness. However, this is not an approved indication for its use. There are other medicines also available to treat morning sickness. Consult a doctor if you need treatment for morning sickness as you should not take any medicine during pregnancy without consulting a doctor.
Q. Can I take Metoclopramide with ranitidine?
Metoclopramide can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.