Metoclopramide Injection, USP
You or your caregiver should read the Medication Guide before you start receiving metoclopramide injection and before you get another dose of metoclopramide injection. There may be new information. If you take another product that contains metoclopramide (such as metoclopramide tablets, metoclopramide orally disintegrating tablets, or metoclopramide oral solution), you should read the Medication Guide that comes with that product. Some of the information may be different. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about metoclopramide?
Metoclopramide can cause serious side effects, including:
Abnormal muscle movements called tardive dyskinesia (TD). These movements happen mostly in the face muscles. You can not control these movements. They may not go away even after stopping metoclopramide. There is no treatment for TD, but symptoms may lessen or go away over time after you stop taking metoclopramide.
Your chances for getting TD go up:
It is not possible for your doctor to know if you will get TD if you take metoclopramide.
Call your doctor right away if you get movements you can not stop or control, such as:
See the section "What are the possible side effects of metoclopramide?" for more information about side effects.
What is metoclopramide?
Metoclopramide is a prescription medicine used to:
Who should not receive metoclopramide?
Do not receive metoclopramide if you:
What should I tell my doctor before receiving metoclopramide?
Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Metoclopramide and some other medicines can affect each other and may not work as well, or cause possible side effects. Do not start any new medicines while receiving metoclopramide until you talk with your doctor.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
If you are not sure if your medicine is one listed above, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How will I receive metoclopramide?
What should I avoid while receiving metoclopramide?
Call your doctor and get medical help right away if you:
Common side effects of metoclopramide include:
Infusion related side effects can happen if metoclopramide is given too fast. You may feel very anxious and restless for a short time, and then become sleepy while you are receiving a dose of metoclopramide. Tell your doctor or nurse right away if this happens.
You may have more side effects the longer you take metoclopramide and the more metoclopramide you take.
Tell your doctor about any side effects that bother you or do not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of metoclopramide.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about metoclopramide
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about metoclopramide. If you would like more information about metoclopramide, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about metoclopramide that is written for healthcare professionals. For more information go to www.hospira.com or call 1-800-615-0187.
What are the ingredients in metoclopramide?
Active ingredient: metoclopramide
Inactive ingredients: sodium chloride, water, hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Distributed by Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA
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