Metoclopramide is used in the treatment of heartburn, gastroparesis, nausea and vomitting.
How it Works
Metoclopramide works by blocking a natural substance in the body called dopamine. Dopamine works to speeds up movements in the stomach and intestines therefore by inhibiting this production of dopamine, the intestines and stomach are able to recover more effectively.Metoclopramide also stimulates the release of acetylcholine, which is a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Metoclopramide may suffer from such side effects;