Brand Names : Octamide, Metoclopramide Intensol, Reglan, Apo-Metoclop, Maxeran, PMS-Metoclopramide
- Dopaminergic blocking agent
- Gastrointestinal emptying (delayed) adjunct
Metoclopramide (met-oh-kloe-PRA-mide) is a medicine
that increases the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines.
When given by injection, it is used to help diagnose certain problems of the
stomach and/or intestines. It is also used by injection to prevent the nausea
and vomiting that may occur after treatment with anticancer medicines. Another
medicine may be used with metoclopramide to prevent side effects that may
occur when metoclopramide is used with anticancer medicines.
When taken by mouth, metoclopramide is used to treat the symptoms of a
certain type of stomach problem called diabetic gastroparesis. It relieves
symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, continued feeling of fullness after meals,
and loss of appetite. Metoclopramide is also used, for a short time, to treat
symptoms such as heartburn in patients who suffer esophageal injury from a
backward flow of gastric acid into the esophagus.
Metoclopramide may also be used for other conditions as determined by your
Metoclopramide is available only with your doctor's prescription. It is
available in the following dosage forms:
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Oral Concentrate (U.S.)
Oral Solution (U.S. and Canada)
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Metoclopramide Intensol
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.