Metoclopramide HCl Drug Information
Metoclopramide hydrochloride (HCL), a medication used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is sold under the brand name Reglan®. This drug is also approved to treat diabetic gastroparesis. It works for these conditions by helping food move through the stomach more quickly and preventing the stomach contents from refluxing back up the esophagus.
In order to determine if metoclopramide is the right medication for you, your healthcare provider needs information on your complete medical history and any other medicines you are taking -- including nonprescription products, vitamins, and supplements. This drug is not right for everyone, and it can react negatively with certain product.
(For more information on this drug, click Metoclopramide. Topics discussed in this full-length article include dosing tips, potential side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while using it.)