Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideBrand Names

Metoclopramide

Alona Crowder, Pharm.D., Lipika Samal, M.D.
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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Diabetic gastroparesis (PO, IV, IM)
  • Stimulation of gastric emptying and intestinal transit of barium in cases where delayed emptying interferes with radiological examination (IV).
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (PO)
  • Nausea/vomiting (post-op and chemotherapy induced) (IV)
  • Small bowel intubation if tube does not pass the pylorus with conventional maneuvers (IV)

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Lactation induction
  • Singultus (hiccups)
  • Migraine
  • Radiation sensitizer in combination with radiation therapy in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

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Last updated: January 6, 2016