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Metoclopramide
Essential medicine status
General description
Metoclopramide is a dopamine antagonist with prokinetic activity used in the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting.
INN
Metoclopramide
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1982 (TRS 685) for Nausea or vomiting
Added in 2013 (TRS 985) for Palliative care
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Medicines for other common symptoms in palliative care
  • Oral > Liquid: 5 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 10 mg (hydrochloride)
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 5 mg per mL in 2 mL ampoule (hydrochloride)
Indications
Section
Antiemetic medicines
  • Oral > Liquid: 5 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 10 mg (hydrochloride)
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 5 mg per mL in 2 mL ampoule (hydrochloride)