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Metoclopramide is a prescription medicine licensed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and diabetic gastroparesis. It is approved for short-term use only and comes in several different forms, including tablets, oral solution, and an injection. Metoclopramide works by causing the esophageal sphincter to tighten, relaxing the pyloric sphincter, and increasing the muscular contractions of the stomach and small intestines.
- Short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Short-term treatment of diabetic gastroparesis (a condition caused by diabetes that involves the stomach emptying too slowly).
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction, or ED)
- Breast leakage.