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What are the side effects of metoclopramide ODT?

Common side effects of metoclopramide OTD (orally disintegrating tablets) include: headache, insomnia, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, restlessness, agitation, breast tenderness or swelling, changes in menstrual periods, frequent urination, nausea, and diarrhea.

If taken for long periods of time or in larger doses than normal, this drug may lead to tardive dyskinesia, a condition that causes uncontrolled muscle movement or tremors, particularly in older women. Stop use of this drug at once and call your doctor if you experience: uncontrolled muscle movement or spasms, tremors, sweating, confusion, irregular or rapid heartbeat, stiff muscles, fever, rapid breathing, seizure, jaundice, anxiety, hallucinations, depressed mood, or thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

Other serious side effects include: decreased sexual functioning, abnormal breast milk production, swelling of the hands or feet, inability to remain still/feeling a need to pace, slowed or difficult movement, and a mask-like facial expression.

Rare but possibly fatal side effects include allergic reaction (marked by hives; itching; rash; dizziness; breathing problems; or swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat) and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a condition affecting the nervous system. Call 911 for emergency medical help if you experience quickened heartbeat, confusion, rigid muscles, fever, or sweating, or symptoms of allergic reaction.


 

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