metoclopramide (generic name)

It is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) like heartburn
(met oh kloe PRA mide)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • abnormal production of milk in females
  • breast enlargement in both males and females
  • change in the way you walk
  • difficulty moving, speaking or swallowing
  • drooling, lip smacking, or rapid movements of the tongue
  • excessive sweating
  • fever
  • involuntary or uncontrollable movements of the eyes, head, arms and legs
  • irregular heartbeat or palpitations
  • muscle twitches and spasms
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in sex drive or performance
  • depressed mood
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty sleeping
  • headache
  • menstrual changes
  • restless or nervous

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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