Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before administering metoclopramide injection.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided as it can cause dizziness and affect mental alertness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
Do NOT administer metoclopramide injection if:
- You are allergic to metoclopramide or other containing ingredients;
- You have gastrointestinal bleeding or other GI problems;
- You have pheochromocytoma;
- You have a history of seizures;
- You are using medications that increase extrapyramidal reactions.
Metoclopramide injection can cross the placenta and is excreted in breast milk. It should be used with caution in pregnant and nursing mothers due to risks of adverse effects. Consult your doctor or health care professional before having metoclopramide injection.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Metoclopramide injection is given at a fixed dose and schedule prescribed by your doctor. It should not be given for a period longer than 12 weeks due to the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia. Dosage can vary depending on the patient’s weight and the condition being treated.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication. As metoclopramide injection can interact with other medications, inform your doctor if you are taking acetaminophen, cyclosporine, digoxin, levadopa, MAO inhibitors, tetracycline, narcotics, or antidepressants. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking or medical conditions you have before your treatment with metoclopramide injection.