Prevent nausea & vomiting induced by drugs, radiation, anaesthesia or disease. Radiographic examination of the stomach & duodenum, promote rapid emptying of the stomach & as an aid to duodenal intubation.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 5-10 mg tds. Childn 5-14 yr 2.5-5 mg tds, 3-5 yr 2 mg bd/tds. Infant <1 yr 1 mg bd. Max dose: 0.5 mg/kg/day.
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take ½ hr before meals.
Patients w/ pheochromocytoma sensitivity; intolerance to metoclopramide. Epileptics; patients receiving drugs which are likely to cause extrapyramidal reactions. GI hemorrhage, mechanical obstruction or perforation.
Extrapyramidal effects especially dystonic reactions. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation.