What is Metoclopramide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Reglan Maxolon Metoclopram Show all

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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 99 30
Nausea 97 30
Gastroparesis 87 32
Migraine headaches 15 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
Severe
18
Moderate
14
Mild
13
None
68

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Metoclopramide

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 4
Drowsiness 3
Nausea 3
Restless feeling in legs 2
Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic) 2
Stomach pain 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Metoclopramide

Dosage Patients
10 mg four times daily 8
5mg as needed 8
10 mg three times daily 7
10mg as needed 5
10 mg daily 4
5 mg twice daily 4
5 mg three times daily 4
30 mg daily 3
5 mg daily 2
5 mg five times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Metoclopramide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 52
Doctor's advice 44
Did not seem to work 42
Course of treatment ended 22
Other 16
Personal research 6
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
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Duration

Currently taking Metoclopramide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Metoclopramide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 48
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 65
Usually 21
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 82
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 55
Not specified 52

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Metoclopramide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Domperidone (Motilium) 3
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 2
Butorphanol (Stadol) 1
Dapsone (DDS) (Aczone) 1
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Metoclopramide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ondansetron (Zofran) 4
Domperidone (Motilium) 3
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 2
Cyclizine 1
Erythromycin (Ery-Tab) 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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