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Metoclopramide is used to increase the contractions or movements of the intestines and stomach. It treats reflux disease, vomiting, and nausea..
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What is Metoclopramide Tablet?
Metoclopramide tablets are prescribed by veterinarians for a wide variety of gastric-motility disorders, including ileus and gastritis in dogs & cats. Many upper GI-emptying disorders are accompanied with nausea and vomiting due to abnormal gastric emptying. Metoclopramide is prescribed because of its effects on motility and its function as a central antiemetic. It is also used to control nausea and vomiting in cases of renal failure, acute hepatic failure and hepatitis, and in animals undergoing chemotherapy.
Who is Metoclopramide Tablet for?
For use in cats and dogs.
Why use Metoclopramide Tablet?
Features of Metoclopramide:
- Reduces gastroesophageal reflux by increasing sphincter pressure in the lower part of the esophagus, which can also help to decrease vomiting
- Speeds up gastric emptying
- Stimulates mobility of the upper gastrointestinal tract
- Treats gastrointestinal atony (ileus)
- Helps treat gastric disorders
How does Metoclopramide Tablet work?
Metoclopramide works by stimulating the motility of the upper gastrointestinal tract without the stimulation of pancreatic, biliary, or gastric secretions. While the mode of action is unclear, it is thought to sensitize tissue to acetylcholine action. Metoclopramide's effect on motility does not depend on intact vagal innervation, but can be abolished using anticholinergic medications.
Pliva, PAR, Watson, Teva or other generic brand
How is Metoclopramide Tablet sold?
Sold by the tablet in 5 mg and 10 mg strengths
What are the side effects of Metoclopramide Tablet?
Potential side effects include:
- Increased seizure activity
If these effects continue or become excessive, get in touch with your veterinarian.
What special precautions are there?
Metoclopramide could have drug interactions with: Butyrophenones, Atropine, Tetracycline, Diazepam, Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Sedatives, Narcotic agents, Cimetidine, Digoxin, and Phenothiazines.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your closest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Metoclopramide Tablet?
Store between 68° to 77°F (20° to 25°C)
Metoclopramide is a generic gastrointestinal medication (the brand name is Reglan by Robbins) used in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and various vomiting diseases. Your veterinarian can provide you with thorough information about this drug.
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