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Generic Name: metoclopramide

Brand Names: Reglan, Metoclopramide Hydrochloride, Metozolv Odt

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    Tardive Dyskinesia
  • May result in tardive dyskinesia. Risk increases with increasing duration of therapy and total cumulative dose. (See Tardive Dyskinesia under Cautions.)
  • Discontinue metoclopramide in patients who develop signs or symptoms of tardive dyskinesia. There is no known treatment for tardive dyskinesia; however, symptoms may lessen or resolve in some patients after discontinuance.
  • Avoid use for >12 weeks in all but rare cases where therapeutic benefit is thought to outweigh risk of developing tardive dyskinesia.


FDA approved a REMS for metoclopramide to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh the risks. The REMS may apply to one or more preparations of metoclopramide and consists of the following: medication guide. See the FDA REMS page ([Web]) or the ASHP REMS Resource Center ([Web]).

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