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How does metoclopramide interact with other medications or food?

Metoclopramide can interact with certain medications or food. Inform your doctor if you are using other medications such as: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), since the risk of severe side effects can increase; anticholinergic medication or narcotic pain medication, since they can decrease the effectiveness of metoclopramide; cabergoline or digoxin, since metoclopramide can decrease their effectiveness; and acetaminophen, cyclosporine, insulin, benzodiazepines, levodopa, sedatives, phenothiazines, succinylcholine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), or tetracycline, since their side effects can have an increased risk. Metoclopramide can also interact negatively with antipsychotics and medications that treat diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and seizures. Metoclopramide can cause drowsiness or dizziness, especially if you drink alcohol or take other medications that also cause drowsiness.

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