What are the side effects associated with metoclopramide?

Metoclopramide can cause a severe movement condition called tardive dyskinesia, which can be permanent. The risk increases in individuals using high dosages, the elderly, women, diabetics and those who take the medication for a long time. Inform your doctor immediately if you have muscle problems in your arms, legs, tongue, mouth, jaw or face. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these additional serious side effects: allergic reactions; confusion or strange thoughts; mental or mood change; hallucinations; thoughts or actions related to suicide; dark urine; imbalance or decreased coordination; serious or continuous dizziness; change in heartbeat (fast, slow or abnormal); less sexual ability; loss of bladder control; fever; headaches; sleep problems; serious or continuous restlessness; stiff muscles; shortness of breath; sudden increased sweating; yellow skin or eyes; quick, unusual weight gain; swollen legs, arms or feet; uncontrolled muscle spasms or moving anywhere on the body; changes in vision; or worsened Parkinson's disease. Inform your doctor if any of these common side effects continue or become too uncomfortable: less energy; dizziness; nausea; restlessness; diarrhea; trouble sleeping; headaches; drowsiness; tiredness.

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