Metoclopromide Tablet(MCP)/Reglan Tablet
What is Metoclopromide Tablet?
Metoclopramide tablet is an antiemetic medicine having prokinetic properties. which is used to treat nausea and vomiting.
What are the Brand Name of Metoclopromide?
Brand name is given by the pharma company. and it is easily available in the market. List of some brand names are given below:
What are the Uses of Metoclopramide tablet?
As we know that it is an antiemetic medicine. so it is used to treat vomiting. If any patients are taking medicine and they are vomotting then doctor prescribed metoclopramide tablet. Vomiting in migraine diseases.
Prevention of nausea and Vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy. While operation after using anesthesia if patients are vomiting.
It is also used in the morning sickness(nausea,vomiting,fever in the morning). which is mainly seen in the pregnant women.In cases of emergency operation of patients. it is used to remove out the food from the stomach
Another disease is Dyspepsia in which food moved through mouth due to undigestion. then this medicine is used.
Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). in which heart burn,food come out in the mouth due to extra acid secretion
How Metoclopramide works?
Metoclopramide is a Dopamine antagonist and antiemetic agent. which stimulates the upper gastrointestinal tract motality. It result into accelerated gastric emptying and intestinal transit, increased resting tone of lower oesophageal sphincter
It shows antiemetic properties by antagonising central and peripheral dopamine receptor.
Dose of Metoclopramide Tablet
Doses for adult under 60 kg is 15 mg per day
For adult over 60 kg is 30 mg per day
Duration of this medicine is commonly 3 to 5 days
It safe for pregnant mother but avoid during lactation.
Now we will discus about the medicine with it should not used. Medicine like Aspirin and Digoxin interact with metoclopramide that affect the action of medicine.
What are the side effect of Metoclopramide Tablet?
Some common side effect are as follow
side effect after using long
Never use more doses of metoclopramide tablet.
Do not administer to children below 18 years old.
Drug likely to cause extrapyramiedal reaction.
Avoid if you have stomach , intestinal problem,epilepsy.