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Metoclopramide

Contributor(s): Virginia Garner-Richardson

Introduction

Name

  • Metoclopramide.

Class of drug

  • Upper gastrointestinal tract stimulant.

Uses

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Indications

  • Acts as an upper gastrointestinal (GI) stimulant.
  • Gastric stasis and bloat.
  • Mucoid enteritis.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Antimuscarinic drugs, eg atropine, and narcotic analgesics
  • The activity of metoclopropamide may be inhibited   Atropine  .

Narcotics, sedatives or tranquilizers

  • The central nervous system (CNS) effects of metoclopramide may be enhanced.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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