Metoclopramide Tablet(MCP)|Reglan Tablet|Antiemetic Drugs

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:

Reglan Tablet

Metochlopramide Tablet

Cerinorm Tablet

Emenil Tablet

Vominorm Tablet

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.

Drug interaction

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

-Sedation

-Exhaustion 

-Dizziness 

-Headache

-Fast motion

-Abdominal Pain

side effect after using long 

-Parkinson disease

-hyper lactemia

-Gynea comestia

Contra indication 

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.

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