Metoclopramide

What is Metoclopramide?

Metaclopramide is a drug used to hasten the bowel movement and is a part of anti-reflux treatment.

Questions and answers on "Metoclopramide"

Im feeling sickness and i took nexum at the bigning of the day like 4 hours from now can i take metoclopramide hci 10 mg for my sickness now

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no drug interaction between these medications

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are no known interactions between metoclopramide and nexium so they can be used safely together, this means that you can safely use the metoclopramide now if you need to.

If...

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I have been taking metoclopramide along with domperidome for stomach motility. I developed a lump and tenderness under my right breast(I am a man). A mamigram and sonogram was diagnosed as Gynescomastia.
Is it possible that the metoclopramide caused this and is it possible that only one breast would be affected?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, it is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for the query.
I understand your concern.

Breast swelling and tenderness has been recorded as the rare side effect of Metoclopramide. Many studies have noted a positive correlation between Gynaecomastia and...

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Swollen and sore breasts, what is the cause? I am wondering if it is a side effect of any of the medications I have been taking for postherpetic neuralgia?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Postherpetic neuralgia is common after herpes infection and pain relief is indicated as your doctor has rightly prescribed.

But your breast tenderness is due to side effects of a drug ‘metoclopramide’ which is basically an antiemetic used to control vomiting....

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I have been suffering from migraine with dizzines for 18 months now. Although my GP has prescriped Samatripan and this does help, the attacks are becoming more frequent and are quote debilitating and I need to sleep for a couple of hours. I have become quite exhausted and have litle energy and feel quite depressed by it all. I have an appointment with my GP to discuss further at the end of the week, and I would like to have an idea of what investigations may be made to try and discover the reasons behind the attacks.
Many thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.
Migraine is caused due to episodic vasodilation of intracranial large arteries of brain leading to throbbing headache. Sumatriptan reverses this and relieves the headache.
Migraine can be a source of great morbidity just like in your case.
The disease...

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I am feeling uncomfortable , burping empty stomach feeling full still . Cant eat anything start puking if i eat anything for example more than one cahapati and I puke . I think this is because i had chicken and beer two days back . I have sent the same query to your site ,but it would take time to be answered . I need quick remedy as I am hungry and unable to eat anything . Also I pass motions with a difficulty . And I keep burping the entire day . I had pudin hara too but it didnt work

doctor1 MD

HELLO..

IM DR.SAGAR..

UNCOMFORTABLE,BURPING STOMACH FULL MAY BE DUE TO INDIGESTION...

QUICK REMEDY IS TABLET METOCLOPRAMIDE+ONDANSTERON..

METOCLOPRAMIDE WILL INCREASES MOTILITY OF UR GUT...HELPS IN CLEARING OUT...TRADE NAME FOR IT IS PERINORM DOSAGE IS BID BEFORE MEALS...

ONDASTERON IS FOR...

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Can I take cyclizine and metoclopramide together ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
They can be used simultaneously if needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Both, cyclizine and metoclopramide are drugs that are used to treat nausea and vomiting.

Cyclizine is an antihistaminic drug,...

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I have like a thumping in my upper stomach 2 or 3 times then it stops for a while then it comes back
what meds do I take

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The most likely cause is dyspepsia and GERD (Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease). PPIs like esomeprazole and pro kinetic such as metoclopramide can be advised. If the symptoms subside with these meds then there...

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I have Diabetic Gastro Paresis the Metoclopramide helps with Nausea but I remain Bloated much of the time can anything be done or taken for that?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
How much do you take daily and how often?

Detailed Answer:
HI and thanks for this query.

To be of most help, I will suggest that you report the frequency and dosage of this medication to me. Also, can you tell me about your frequency of meals and the dosage? Has there been any...

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What is the action and mechanism of action of morphine and metoclopramide,a patient with bowel cancer and why administered this medication

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
To provide releif from pain and vomiting.

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thanks for the query. Morphine acts on the opioid receptors and gives excellent pain relief. Metoclopramide gives relief from nausea and vomiting commonly associated with bowel cancer. It is a dopamine receptor...

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Recent questions on  Metoclopramide

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I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2002. After 6 years of the worst of all that goes along with this from the nausea, pain, throwing up, having to have a J-G Tube, a gastric pacer placed, three port-a-caths, almost daily dehydration, going to the Infusion Lab 3X/week to get meds, ending up in the ER more times than I d ever imagine, having to quit working at the age of 47, I had given up. My health seemed to be declining daily. I decided to talk to a surgeon. My thought was, if I didn t have a stomach, how could I have gastroparesis? After researching this myself, I talked to two surgeons and they both said I would no longer have the symptoms or gastorparesis if I had the surgery. I did and it was just as horrible as any of the 26 surgeries I had during my lifetime. Unfortunately, it didn t alleviate the symptoms. I still have all the same issues and now I ve been to the ER so much that I ve been labeled, put on a sort of black list, for needing pain meds, nausea, IVs for dehydration and I don t know what that doctors think I m suppose to do. What am I suppose to do? Why would a physician not want to give you any meds to help the symptoms? They see the stats and the blood work. How can they black list me? Reglan helped for a few months then didn t. I ve taken Zofran and Phenergan so long that I have built-up a tolerance to them and even IVs of the meds don t help much, they take the edge off but never eliminates the problems. I m allergic to Morpheine so I have to use Dilaudid. You d think I ask for their first born! After all this, my question is simply, can I have gastroparesis if the majority of my stomach was removed?

doctor1 MD

Hello Haven t been able to sleep at night and sometimes shake constantly while trying. Haven t been eating much, and whenever i do my stomach hurts like i have eaten too much. Before sleeping i will sometimes feel sick, and often when i wake up in the morning, especially if i have not had enough sleep, i will be sick. Vomited half a dozen times, but only the once before feeling better and going back to sleep. Twice i have been very bad and vomited constantly and had to see the doctor. Ongoing for about 3 months. Only medication i m currently on are birth control pills, and the odd 1/4 of a sleeping pill. Was on doctor prescription for Metoclopramide for vomiting. Bowl movements are normal, but change from very runny to very soft randomly. What is going on?

doctor1 MD

I thought I was having back pain mid & lower but it seems to be internal and is exacerbated deep breathing certain movements which feels like the pain is knocking the breath out of me, etc... and is accompanied by a pretty mild nagging stomach...

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I may a rash from Epsom salt. I used it for my sore knee. The rash is all over my body. I have felt nausea in the stomach and weakness.

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hi I am a new lactating mother. m confused if my milk is sufficient for my baby.. coz she often cries even after I feed for 20 minutes n takes her fingers in her mouth. how do I know if my milk is sufficient for her?

doctor1 MD

Dear doctor,

I'm a 50 yr old male, 1m78 height and weight dropped
from 72 kg to 55 kg in the last 4 months.
I hope you will be so kind to read my entire disease
report as I'm really desperate because I'm feeling
extremely sick for four months now and I have the impression
that our small local Belgian clinics and their doctors are
limited in their knowledge compared to what I read from USA healthcare online.

I have a 30 yr history of taking pain medications, (mainly paracetamol and
codein) sleep medication, (bromazepam, flunitrazepam, zopiclone)
anxiety medication (alprazolam, dixyrazin and similar drugs) and
stomach acid medication (cimetidine, omeprazole and others)
I consumed excessive amounts of alcohol between my 15 and 22 years of age,
then 18 years not a single drop of alcohol and now since ten years again
excessive amounts of alcohol all in combination with the above mentioned
medications.

Mid may 2011 I woke up feeling extremely sick, the symptoms were severe,
never had a condition that even came close to this :
Extreme diziness and nauseous, could barely stand on my legs, agitated,
rapid heart beat, bloodpressure 17/11, difficulty speaking and swallowing,
unbearable bloating in the upper stomach area, very pale diarrhea about 7 times/day,
severe pain in the right abdomen, the liver/galbladder area, (this I had already for a few days)
total impotence/lack of sex-drive, on/off going tinitus/echoing in right ear,
pression on both ears, severe headache, blurry vision, total confusion, desorientation..

Taking a paracetamol-codein painkiller seemed to aggrevate the condition even
more as I felt obviously worse and the liverpain clearly seemed to radiate out
to my right leg after intake of a pain killer.
So I stopped the painkillers immediatly and also the sleep and anxiety medication
with the exeption of 3mg bromazepam and 40 mg omeprazole daily
and of course total abstinence from alcohol.

My general practice doctor gave me an injection with metoclopramide wich brought
clearly some relief, only to a certain level nevertheless.
The following week I had several more injections with metoclopramide as it was
the only medication that brought some relief for a maximum of half a day.
The pale diarrhea lasted for more than 10 days and during that same period
I was unable to eat as it worsened the bloating so much that it became unbearable.
After about ten days the diarrhea gradually stopped and whitin the folowing
weeks the stools became darker but remained greasy/sticky and kept floating in the toilet.
My appetite also increased slowly to a more or less normal level, but my weight
dropped continuously and remains now stable at 54-55 kg (BMI = 17,60)

A gastro-enterologist and a neurologist did the following investigations :

Blood test, deviating values : (ranges included)
AST 43 (ALT 123 (GGT 120 (10-49)
Albumin 53.9 (35-52)
White blood count 11630 (4300-11000)
Bilirubin direct 0.4 (Bilirubin total 1.4 (Immuno Globulin M 910 (50-300)
Lipase 72 (Cholesterol 244 (Other minor deviations in Monocytes, granulocytes, MCH, Lipase.

I have to mention that in the last 15 to 20 years on every blood-test
the inflammation values as sedimentation and CRP are elevated to
approx. 4 to 5 times the max. value and the IGM between 3 and 5 times
the max. value and bilirubin on the upper edge or approx 40% higher.
Also in the last 10 years since I started drinking again there were
always elevated AST-ALT-GGT levels, once even more than ten times
the max value, besides elevated lipase and amylase values.

Ultrasound abdomen :
Fatty liver
A few bigger gallstones in the gallbladder.

CT-scan abdomen :
Minor inflamed gallbladder

MR scan pancreas : (Had acute alcoholic pancreatitis in 2009)
Benign calcifications of the pancreatic ducts
Spasms of the pancreatic ducts

MR scan brain :
No abnormalities

EEG :
No abnormalities except beta activity in front.

Ultrasound duplex cervical :
No abnormalities

RX Thorax :
Lungemfysema (I'm a smoker)

Endoscopy stomach and part of small intestine :
Esophagus reflux grade B
Normal stomach mucosa, no giardia or celiac in biopts.

Colonoscopy :
No IBD

Triglycerides absorbtion test :
Normal

Mid july my condition seemed to improve after a ten days
antibiotic treatment, diziness and nausea were better but still
continuous weight loss, extreme fatigue, can sleep for a max.
of 3-4 hours a night and taking only 3 or 6 mg of bromazepam
felt as if I took the whole box.

On august 8th I had a coloscopy of the large bowel under
complete sedation with the narcotic propofol.
That same evening I became once again very ill, excruciating pain
in my back on the right side especially where the liver/gallbladder is located
but spreading to my whole back and also on the left side.
The 3 days following my sexual potence was enormous despite I felt
extremely sick, couldn't eat because of stomach bloating, very dizzy
an nauseous, like drunken, difficulty speaking the first days and again
only metoclopramide braught a little relief and paracetamol worsened it.

Had immediatly another blood test were all liver, pancreas and inflammation
values were normal.
My gastro-enterologist (still awaiting the pancreas test and thinking
of chronic pancreatitis) advised me to eat as much as I can and taking
Creon pancreas enzymes.

Begin september the results of my pancreas triglycerides absorbtion test came in negative
but my gastro-enterologist is on holliday now for a prolonged period.

Meanwhile my condition worsened and more and more I can't walk straight
anymore because of diziness and nausea, total confusion and fatigue.
Also I have extreme nightsweats now, when I fall asleep my body makes sometimes
unvoluntairy movements, I have to urinate alot day and night (approx 20 times in 24 hrs)
total sexual impotence, most of the days I cannot drive with my car.

Mid september my general practice docter prescribed me antibiots again in
a desperate attempt to make it bearable for me.
Today september 22 the antibiotics making it just bearable to live, but no more.
The nightsweats and the frequent urination is improved with the antibiotics.
I can eat fairly well most of the days but after a meal it makes me
nauseous and dizzy, in the early evening hours I get so tired that I cannot
stay awake and fell asleep sitting in the couch.
I also get more and more mentally confused and taking part of a conversation
is getting difficult for me, not only due to the confusion but also I'm
feeling irratable as people speak to me.
Blood pressure is always elevated on wake up to 15/10 or 16/11 and in the evening
it always drops to 10/6 or lower.
Hartbeat is 70-90 in the morning and drops to 55 in the evening.

Meanwhile I learned about a condition called 'Hepatic encephalopathy' as a complication
of liver cirrhosis were all of these symptoms are matching mine.
Can it be that I have liver cirrhosis or what do you think ?
I would be gratefull if you could give me your opinion on this condition
as it is impossible for me to go one like this any further and I'm stuck
because no doctor here seems to be able to help me or even correctly diagnose me.
And only mid october I have an consultation in a more advanced clinic in Brussels.

Thanks in advance,
friendly greetings,
Fred
YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

I have been put on Metoclopramide 5 mg, i was told by my local pharmacy that i could take my fiorecet (butalbital/apap/caffeine tabs), but I ve notcied that fiorecet is listed on the list of items not to take with this medicine. Have i read it wrong?

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