Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL)
What is Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL) used for?
Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride) is an oral medication prescribed as a short-term treatment for indigestion or heartburn. It operates by increasing the rate at which the stomach empties into the intestines. This action may also prevent ulcers from forming or inflammation of the stomach. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL)?
Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride) should always be used according to your physician's directions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken four times each day; thirty minutes before each meal and just prior to going to sleep. Your individual instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water on an empty stomach. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are tremors, unsteadiness, depression, hallucinations, swelling, seizures, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any unusual symptoms you experience that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride) if you are lactose intolerant or have epilepsy, intestinal bleeding, intestinal blockage, gastrointestinal perforation, a tumor of the adrenal gland, or if you have recently had surgery on the digestive tract. Also disclose if you are elderly, taking antipsychotic medications, if the patient is a child under twenty years old, if you have Parkinson's disease, a history of atopic allergies, porphyrias, heart block, severely decreased kidney function, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.