Drug Uses Metoclopramide is used in short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in certain patients who do not respond to other therapy. It is also used in the treatment of symptoms of a certain digestive problem in diabetic patients (diabetic gastroparesis). It might also be used by your doctor in other cases as he deems fit. Usage Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information. You may choose to take Metoclopramide 30 minutes before a meal. It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor. Drug Class and Mechanism Metoclopramide is categorized as a gastrointestinal stimulant and anti-nauseant. It helps to move food and acid out of the stomach more quickly by increasing the movement of the stomach and intestines. It also helps to decrease nausea. Missed Dose Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule. Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects. Storage Store Metoclopramide at room, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
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