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Metoclopramide

When and How to Take Metoclopramide

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • Metoclopramide comes in tablet, oral solution (liquid), and injectable form. The tablets are usually taken four times a day (30 minutes before meals and at bedtime). In some situations, less frequent dosing may be appropriate.
     
  • Metoclopramide is not approved to be used longer than 12 weeks at a time.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of metoclopramide that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Metoclopramide Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Metoclopramide can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Metoclopramide).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Metoclopramide?

People who take an overdose may experience effects such as (but not limited to):
 
  • Drowsiness
  • Disorientation
  • Unusual, uncontrollable muscle movements or contractions
  • Seizures
  • Lethargy.
     
If you happen to overdose on metoclopramide, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Reglan Overdose for more information.)
 
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