About Metoclopramide 5mg/1ml Per Injectable
Metoclopramide is a prescription medication used to treat nausea, vomiting, and reflux in dogs and cats. It can also help to control vomiting associated with chemotherapy, and stomach and gastrointestinal upset following surgery. Metoclopramide is sold per tablet, or as an injectable or syrup.
Key Benefits of
Effectively treats nausea, vomiting, and reflux in dogs and cats
Normalizes the digestive system
Also useful in treating vomiting from chemotherapy and post-surgery digestive symptoms
Who's Metoclopramide For?
Cats and dogs
Metoclopramide 5mg or 10mg
Generic Alternatives to Metoclopramide
Metoclopramide is a generic medication
How Does Metoclopramide Work?
Nausea and bloating can be caused when stomach muscles fail to pass food through to the intestines. In certain cases, bile refluxes from the intestine can back into the stomach, resulting in irritation and increased nausea. Metoclopramide is an effective antiemetic that works to normalize contractions in the stomach so that food and bile can pass correctly. Metoclopramide also works directly on your pet’s brain, reducing the sensation of nausea and thus the vomiting reaction.
Side Effects and Warnings
If your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms, stop use of the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately: allergic reaction (symptoms may include swelling, itching, hives, difficulty breathing, etc.), spasms, anxiety/agitation, seizures, insomnia, depression, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. Less serious side effects may include: nausea, diarrhea, lethargy, dizziness, confusion, bloating, increased urination. If your pet exhibits these side effects, continue use of the medication and contact your veterinarian.
Metoclopramide is not for use in animals who have seizures, as this medication could cause seizures. Do not use in animals with stomach or intestinal blockage or stomach bleeding. This medication should not be used in animals who have pheochromocytoma, a type of adrenal tumor.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, or recent stomach surgery. Use with caution in pregnant or lactating pets.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), such as Anipryl, Selegiline, or certain flea collars, should not be used while giving this medication. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking digoxin, tetracycline, insulin, cyclosporine, a narcotic pain reliever or anticholinergic, antispasmodic medications, pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or anxiety medications.
Tell your veterinarian about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements that your pet is taking.
Where Can I Find More Information?
Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.
This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.