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Generic: metoclopramide
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It is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) like heartburn
               



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What is this medicine?

METOCLOPRAMIDE (met oh kloe PRA mide) is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) like heartburn. It is also used to treat people with slow emptying of the stomach and intestinal tract.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • breast cancer
  • depression
  • diabetes
  • heart failure
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • Parkinson's disease or a movement disorder
  • pheochromocytoma
  • seizures
  • stomach obstruction, bleeding, or perforation
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to metoclopramide, procainamide, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes before eating. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • acetaminophen
  • cyclosporine
  • digoxin
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for diabetes, including insulin
  • medicines for hay fever and other allergies
  • medicines for depression, especially an Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI)
  • medicines for Parkinson's disease, like levodopa
  • medicines for sleep or for pain
  • tetracycline

               
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