What is Metoclopramide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Paidozim Paramax

Metoclopramide is a gastrointestinal stimulant used to treat gastroesophageal reflux and erosions/ulcers of the esophagus. It is also used to treat nausea, vomiting, heartburn, prolonged fullness after meals, and loss of appetite in patients with diabetes (diabetic gastroparesis).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 100 34
Nausea 94 29
Gastroparesis 92 37
Migraine headaches 14 4
Migraine 12 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 20
Moderate 13
Mild 13
None 70

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Metoclopramide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Sleepiness 4
Drowsiness 3
Nausea 3
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 2
Restless feeling in legs 2
Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic) 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Metoclopramide

Dosage Patients Percentage
5mg as needed 4
5 mg four times daily 3
10 mg three times daily 3
10 mg four times daily 3
10 mg daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1
5 mg three times daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Metoclopramide

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Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 52
Doctor's advice 45
Did not seem to work 42
Course of treatment ended 22
Other 15
Personal research 7
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
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Duration

Currently taking Metoclopramide

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Metoclopramide

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 47
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 67
Usually 21
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 84
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 56
Not specified 54

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Metoclopramide after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Domperidone (Motilium) 3
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 3
Butorphanol (Stadol NS) 1
Dapsone (DDS) (Aczone) 1
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1

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Patients stopped taking Metoclopramide and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Domperidone (Motilium) 4
Ondansetron (Zofran) 4
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 2
Cyclizine 1
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 1

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12 patient evaluations for Metoclopramide

Aug 17, 2016 (Started Aug 03, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    Severe (exhaustion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Make sure you can nap or sleep after you take it

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with nausea
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 27, 2012 (Started May 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 23, 2010 (Started May 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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