The recommended metoclopramide dosage for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis is 10 mg four times daily, for two to eight weeks. The usual dosage for treating GERD is 10 or 15 mg four times daily, although people who are sensitive to the medication may need a lower dose (5 mg four times a day). Metoclopramide doses are usually taken 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime.
The dose of metoclopramide (Reglan®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated (or prevented)
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. This article refers to the oral forms of metoclopramide (tablets and oral solution). An injectable form is also available.
The recommended metoclopramide dosage for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is 10 or 15 mg four times daily (30 minutes before meals and at bedtime). If symptoms occur only at a specific time of the day (or only in response to certain foods or situations), a single dose of 20 mg before the anticipated symptoms occur may be recommended, instead of taking it around-the-clock.
For people who may be especially sensitive to metoclopramide, a lower dose (5 mg four times daily) may be recommended.
Metoclopramide is approved only for short-term treatment of GERD (up to 12 weeks).
The recommend metoclopramide dose for diabetic gastroparesis treatment is 10 mg four times daily (30 minutes before meals and at bedtime), for two to eight weeks. For severe cases, you may need to start with injectable metoclopramide for several days before switching to oral metoclopramide.