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Side effect(s) of Metoclopramide

Read the side effects of Metoclopramide as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Acute heart failure, slow heart rate, fluid retention, high blood pressure, low blood pressure and fast heart rate.

Central Nervous System- Sedation, dizziness, restlessness, involuntary body movements, spasms, depression, malignant neuroleptic syndrome (condition where patient experiences rigidity, decreased consciousness, fever and fluctuating blood pressure and heart rate may be fatal).

Gastrointestinal- Bowel disturbances, primarily diarrhea and nausea.

Skin- Transient flushing of face or upper body with high IV doses.

Hormone- Galactorrhea ( spontaneous flow of milk from the breast), breast enlargement in men and increase in serum prolactin.

Genitourinary- Absence of a menstrual period, elevation of aldosterone, fluid retention, impotence, incontinence and urinary frequency.

Liver- Liver toxicity (rare).

Blood- Decrease in white blood cells and changes in hemoglobin.

Hypersensitivity- Rapid swelling of dermis, including glossal or laryngeal edema (rare), rash and itching.

Miscellaneous- Visual disturbances.

Other Precautions : * Insulin dosage or timing of dosage may require adjustment for diabetes patients.

Drug Name : Metoclopramide

Metoclopramide(Reglan ) generic is a gastrointestinal stimulant and antinauseant, prescribed for heartburn and esophagitis due to GERD and for treating patients who have gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach) and prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.
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