What should I know about metoclopramide injection before taking it?

Before taking metoclopramide injection, you should know that this drug should not be used in larger doses than recommended and that it should not be used for longer than three months. Such use can cause tardive dyskinesia, a condition that causes uncontrolled muscle movements or tremors, particularly in older women.

Stop use of this drug at once and call your doctor if you experience tremors or uncontrolled muscle movement, particularly of the face, mouth, tongue, arms, and legs. Prior to using metoclopramide injection, tell your doctor if you are allergic to metoclopramide. Also inform your doctor if you have a: blockage; hole, or bleeding of the stomach or intestine; breast cancer; asthma; heart failure; Parkinson's disease; liver or kidney disease; depression; the blood enzyme problem NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase deficiency; seizures; pheochromocytoma or diabetes. If you have diabetes, use of this drug may make managing your blood sugar harder. Using this drug may cause dizziness or drowsiness.

Do not perform any dangerous activity, like driving or operating heavy machinery, until you know how you respond to this medication. You should not combine this drug with alcohol, as alcohol may make certain side effects worse.

Children and older adults may be more prone to certain side effects. You should not take this drug if you are pregnant unless it is clearly needed. This drug should also not be used by breast-feeding women as it may pass to a baby through breast milk.




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