metoclopramide - injection, Reglan (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving metoclopramide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before receiving this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding/blockage/hole in the intestines/stomach, breast cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, heart failure, mental/mood problems (such as depression, thoughts of suicide), Parkinson's disease, liver problems (such as cirrhosis, porphyria), pheochromocytoma, seizures, a certain blood enzyme problem (NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase deficiency).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).If you have diabetes, this product may make it harder to control your blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you have high or low blood sugar. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially muscle spasms.Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, tardive dyskinesia, and Parkinson's type muscle problems.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring.To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: pramlintide, dopamine agonists (such as cabergoline, pergolide, ropinirole), tacrolimus, major tranquilizers (such as haloperidol, phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, prochlorperazine), MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine).Some medications may block the actions of metoclopramide. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are also taking anticholinergic drugs (such as benztropine, scopolamine, antihistamines such as diphenhydramine) or narcotic pain/cough medications (such as codeine, morphine).Since metoclopramide causes food and medication to move through your stomach more quickly, drugs that are absorbed from the stomach (such as digoxin) may not be absorbed as well. Drugs absorbed from the intestines (such as acetaminophen, levodopa, cyclosporine, alcohol, tetracycline) may have increased absorption.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness, including alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine).Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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