Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Metozolv ODT, Reglan
Generic Name: metoclopramide (Pronunciation: MET oh KLOE pra mide)
What is metoclopramide (Metozolv ODT, Reglan)?
Metoclopramide increases muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract. This speeds up the rate at which the stomach empties into the intestines.
Metoclopramide is used short-term to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux in people who have used other medications without relief of symptoms.
Metoclopramide is also used to treat slow gastric emptying in people with diabetes (also called diabetic gastroparesis), which can cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, and a feeling of fullness after meals.
Metoclopramide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Metoclopramide 10 mg-APH
round, white, imprinted with INV 264
Metoclopramide 10 mg-BAR
round, white, imprinted with PLIVA 430
Metoclopramide 10 mg-TEV
round, white, imprinted with 2203, TEVA, BL, 93
Metoclopramide 5 mg-BAR
round, green, imprinted with PLIVA 517
Metoclopramide 5 mg-MUT
round, white, imprinted with MP 148
Metoclopramide 5 mg-QUA
oval, white, imprinted with 4234, LOGO
Metoclopramide 5 mg-TEV
round, white, imprinted with BL, 92
Metoclopramine 5 mg-APH
round, white, imprinted with INV 263
Reglan 10 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with REGLAN, AHR 10
Reglan 5 mg
oval, green, imprinted with REGLAN 5, SP
What are the possible side effects of metoclopramide (Metozolv ODT, Reglan)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking metoclopramide and call your doctor at once if you have any of these SIGNS OF A SERIOUS MOVEMENT DISORDER, which may occur within the first 2 days of treatment:
Stop taking metoclopramide and call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about metoclopramide (Metozolv ODT, Reglan)?
NEVER TAKE METOCLOPRAMIDE IN LARGER AMOUNTS THAN RECOMMENDED, OR FOR LONGER THAN 12 WEEKS. High doses or long-term use of metoclopramide can cause a serious movement disorder that may not be reversible. Symptoms of this disorder include uncontrollable muscle movements of your lips, tongue, eyes, face, arms, or legs. The longer you take metoclopramide, the more likely you are to develop a serious movement disorder. The risk of this side effect is higher in women, diabetics, and older adults.
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to metoclopramide, or if you have bleeding or blockage in your stomach or intestines, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, or an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma).
Do not drink alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of metoclopramide.
There are many other medicines that can interact with metoclopramide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Stop using metoclopramide and call your doctor at once if you have tremors or uncontrolled muscle movements, fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, rapid breathing, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself, hallucinations, anxiety, agitation, seizure, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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