July 22, 2014
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pms-Metoclopramide

(metoclopramide)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02230432 PMS-METOCLOPRAMIDE 10 MG TABLET
02230433 PMS-METOCLOPRAMIDE 1MG / ML LIQUID
02230431 PMS-METOCLOPRAMIDE 5 MG TABLET

How does pms-Metoclopramide work? What will it do for me?

Metoclopramide belongs to the classes of medications called antiemetics and prokinetics. It is used to improve stomach emptying after surgery or other procedures. It can also be used to prevent nausea after operations and is useful in preventing the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy. It works by speeding up the rate at which the stomach empties and by blocking nausea triggers in the brain.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use pms-Metoclopramide?

The recommended adult dose of metoclopramide for symptoms resulting from delayed stomach emptying ranges from 5 mg to 10 mg 3 or 4 times daily before meals. The recommended dose for children (aged 5 to 14 years) is 2.5 mg to 5 mg 3 times daily before meals. The injectable form of metoclopramide is most often used for the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does pms-Metoclopramide come in?

Tablets

5 mg
Each square, white, flat tablet, debossed "P" on one side and "M 5" on the other side, contains 5 mg metoclopramide hydrochloride. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and polacrilin potassium.

10 mg
Each white, round, biconvex tablet, debossed "P" on one side and "M" scored "10" on the other side, contains 10 mg metoclopramide hydrochloride. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and polacrilin potassium.

Oral Solution

Each mL contains 1 mg metoclopramide hydrochloride. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, glycerin, methylparaben, orange natural & artificial flavour, propylene glycol, propylparaben, sodium citrate, sorbitol solution, and water.

Who should NOT take pms-Metoclopramide?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to metoclopramide or any ingredients of the medication.

Metoclopramide should not be used in situations where faster passage of materials through the stomach might be dangerous (e.g., in cases of stomach bleeding or breaks in the stomach lining).

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