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
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 93 28
Nausea 84 26
Gastroparesis 76 29
Migraine headaches 14 5
Gastroparesis 12 5
Migraine 10 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 13
Mild 13
None 62

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

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Why patients stopped taking Metoclopramide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 48
Did not seem to work 41
Doctor's advice 40
Course of treatment ended 21
Other 14
Personal research 5
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
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Duration

Currently taking Metoclopramide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Metoclopramide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 37
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 60
Usually 21
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 20
Not at all hard to take 77
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 50
Not specified 50

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Metoclopramide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Domperidone (Motilium) 3
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 2
Butorphanol (Stadol) 1
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 1

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Patients stopped taking Metoclopramide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Domperidone (Motilium) 3
Ondansetron (Zofran) 3
Cyclizine 1
Erythromycin (Ery-Tab) 1
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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12 patient evaluations for Metoclopramide

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Shell698
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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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

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kgcfgh
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kgcfgh
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: little
Description:F57y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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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tmmjclole
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tmmjclole
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: severe
Swallowing: severe
Upper limb: severe
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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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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