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METOCLOPRAMIDE (Reglan)

Name/Class: METOCLOPRAMIDE (Reglan)/Antiemetic

Description: Metoclopramide is a dopamine antagonist similar to procainamide but with few antidysrhythmic or anesthetic properties. Its antiemetic properties stem from rapid gastric emptying
and desensitization of the vomiting reflex.

Indications: Nausea and vomiting.

Contraindications: Hypersensitivity, seizure disorders, GI obstruction or perforation, and breast cancer.

Precautions: CHF, hypokalemia, renal impairment, GI hemorrhage, intermittent porphyria.

Dosage/Route: 10 to 20 mg IM; 10 mg slow IV (over 2 to 4 min).
Pedi: 1 to 2 mg/kg/dose.




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