A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Metoclopramide?
Metoclopramide is an anti-emetic, a drug that is effective against nausea and vomiting. The active substance (metoclopramide) influences the vomiting center in the brains and activates the stomach and the intestines. This reduces the sick feeling and tendency to vomit. Metoclopramide can be ordered online through the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medicine used for?
Doctors prescribe this medicine against nausea and vomiting with various causes. Metoclopramide is used, for example, in migraine, but can also be taken in order to prevent nausea as a result of a pregnancy or chemotherapy. Metoclopramide will ensure that the stomach contents are rapidly transported to the gut. In addition, it prevents the stimulation of the vomiting center in the brains. This helps to decrease the symptoms or avoid them altogether.
How to use Metoclopramide?
Swallow the tablet of metoclopramide without chewing with some liquid. If you take this medicine several times a day, make sure that there are at least six hours between each dose. You can take this medicine with or without food. Do not use Metoclopramide for more than five consecutive days without discussing it with a doctor.
The partner pharmacies offer Metoclopramide online in tablets of 10 mg. Unless a doctor states otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:
- Adults and children over 15 years (from 60 kg): one to three times daily 1 tablet of 10 mg.
For children with a lower body weight a different dosage is recommended. Read the instructions before use.
Metoclopramide can sometimes cause side effects, although not everybody is affected. The side effects you may experience, include:
- Sleepiness, drowsiness;
- Depression, depressed mood;
- Feelings of weakness or turmoil;
- Uncontrollable movements, such as tics or twitching;
If you suffer from these or other side effects, please kindly contact a doctor. You will find a complete list of possible side effects in the leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Metoclopramide is not a suitable drug for everyone. For example, do not use this medication if you:
- are allergic to metoclopramide or any of the excipients used;
- suffer from a bleeding, rupture or obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract;
- suffer from epilepsy or Parkinson's disease;
- are being treated with certain drugs (for example, against Parkinson's disease or a depression).
Mention it during your order if you are suffering from a health problem or if you use drugs. A doctor knows if you can use the treatment with Metoclopramide. You will find a full list of contraindications and other warnings in the leaflet.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Use Metoclopramide only in consultation with a doctor if you are pregnant. Do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Metoclopramide can cause symptoms such as sleepiness, drowsiness, uncontrolled muscle twitching. Do not participate in traffic as long as you experience them. Alcohol increases the sedative effect of this drug. Do not drink any liquor as long as you are taking metoclopramide.