Orally Disintegrating Metoclopramide
Orally disintegrating metoclopramide is licensed for the short-term treatment of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system, such as diabetic gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Because it has several different effects in the body, it is also used to treat nausea and vomiting in certain situations. The medication comes in the form of a tablet that is placed under the tongue, where it dissolves quickly.
Orally disintegrating metoclopramide (Metozolv™ ODT) is a prescription medication approved for the following uses:
- Short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Short-term treatment of diabetic gastroparesis (a condition caused by diabetes that involves the stomach emptying too slowly).
(Click What Is Orally Disintegrating Metoclopramide Used For? for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label indications.)
Are There Side Effects?
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with orally disintegrating metoclopramide. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the possible side effects of orally disintegrating metoclopramide include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Orally Disintegrating Metoclopramide to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)