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Metoclopramide

If you have constant migraines and migraine symptoms that seem tough to get rid of, Metoclopramide could be an excellent solution for you to try. It’s usually used to treat heartburn that gastroesophageal reflux often causes. In addition to treating heartburn, it can also prevent nausea, vomiting, and symptoms from migraines from occurring. Because of this, our doctors at Nurx™ will recommend this medication to our patients.

FAQ

  • How Does Metoclopramide Work?

    This medication works to accelerate the muscle contractions located in the upper area of your digestive tract. The drug's high speed helps your stomach acid quickly empty into your upper intestines and rid your body of any heartburn that you might feel after dinner or large meals. Effectively treating and removing heartburn helps reduce damage stomach acid may cause your esophagus and the rest of your body.

    Since this medication provides such strong healing results, doctors recommend short-term use. The suggested length is usually around four to 12 weeks, depending on factors like age, preexisting medical conditions, and severity of your condition. It's super easy to learn your dosage suggestions. All you need to do is take our medical assessment so the doctors can prescribe you a dosage according to your specific needs.

    Most doctors may suggest taking Metoclopramide by mouth 30 minutes before each of your meals and right before going to bed every night. This often adds up to around four times a day. That amount can also vary depending on what the doctor suggests. Remove the tablet from your blister pack right before you're about to take it, using dry hands. Put it right on your tongue and let it dissolve in your mouth and mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

  • Is Metoclopramide Easy To Get?

    You can easily receive a prescription for Metoclopramide after a virtual consultation with one of our doctors and learning if it's right for you and your symptoms. Once you finish your medical assessment, the doctor will prescribe Metoclopramide if they believe it's the best option for you. You can purchase it through Nurx or have the doctor call it into a local pharmacy. Our doctors at Nurx will only prescribe this medication if you're experiencing symptoms associated with migraines.

    Some insurance companies cover Metoclopramide, while others don't. It's more likely that Metoclopramide is covered and is cheaper than the name-brand version of this drug. This medication's cost often varies based on how much of the dosage you're prescribed.

  • What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Metoclopramide?

    It's important to only take this medication if a doctor prescribes it. You should also be sure to only take the dosage amount they recommend. If you take too much of this medication, you may experience a serious movement disorder known as tardive dyskinesia. This is also why many doctors recommend only taking Metoclopramide for approximately four to 12 weeks. Your doctor should tell you exactly how long to take this medication.

    Before you begin taking Metoclopramide, let the doctor know if you have any allergies, as certain ones can negatively interact with this medication. You should also let them know if you have any current medical conditions.

    Common medical conditions to alert your doctor of include a history of epilepsy or seizures, muscle movement problems, tardive dyskinesia, intestinal or stomach issues, an adrenal gland tumor, breast cancer, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, depression, or diabetes.

  • Will I Experience Any Side Effects When Taking Metoclopramide?

    While there's a long list of possible adverse side effects you can experience when taking Metoclopramide, it's important to remember that there are many positive side effects to this drug, which include eliminating migraine symptoms, reducing heartburn, and reducing your stomach acid. Many of the potentially negative side effects are very rare and less likely to affect you.

    Common side effects include dizziness, sleeping problems, diarrhea, headache, and drowsiness. More serious side effects are decreased sexual ability, abnormal breast milk production, muscle spasms, shaking, swelling of your hands and feet, and mood changes like confusion, depression, or thoughts of suicide. A rare and more serious condition this medication may cause is neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which causes muscle stiffness, fever, sweating, severe confusion, and a fast or irregular heartbeat.

    If you're experiencing any of these side effects, get medical help as soon as possible. While these side effects sound concerning, remember that many of them are rare and are most likely treatable by a doctor, especially if you seek medical assistance right away.

  • Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?

    Yes! This medication is available on our website as a treatment for symptoms associated with migraines. Once you complete the medical assessment and consult with one of our providers, they will decide if this is the best medication for you to take. They will then give you a prescription, which you can have filled at a local pharmacy or purchase it through Nurx and have it delivered to your door.

  • How Long Would It Take To Deliver Metoclopramide If I Bought It Online?

    Depending on your location, it should take around three to five business days after your request is approved to receive your medication in the mail. It's as quick and simple as it sounds!

  • Is There a Generic Version of Metoclopramide?

    Metoclopramide is actually the generic version of Reglan and Metozolv ODT, which is a dopamine antagonist primarily used to keep patients from vomiting. Many doctors will also prescribe it to treat patients who may have problems with migraines, nausea, heartburn, and loss of appetite.

  • Who Makes This Drug?

    Metoclopramide is made by Vintage Pharmaceuticals, LLC. They're located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and play an active role in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Vintage Pharmaceuticals prides itself on selling affordable, yet quality generic products to patients who need them most. It's also ranked as one of the top generic suppliers in the country.

  • Can Metoclopramide Cause Weight Gain?

    Since the medication is working with your stomach and intestines, some people have experienced both weight loss and weight gain when taking Metoclopramide. This mainly occurs if you end up increasing your dosage amount. A recent study found that patients who increased their dosage amount gained weight over two months.

  • Does Metoclopramide Make You Constipated?

    It's not confirmed if Metoclopramide causes constipation. A more common side effect of this medication is diarrhea or other symptoms that may upset your stomach after taking it.

  • Do You Need To Refrigerate Metoclopramide?

    You don't need to refrigerate this medication. In fact, you should keep these tablets sealed in their packaging and stored in a tight container at room temperature. A great spot to keep your medication is in a cabinet or drawer. Don't let it near an excess amount of moisture or heat, as this may negatively interact with the drug. If you're prescribed tablets in a bottle, keep the lid closed tight at all times.

  • How Does Nurx Work?

    Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.

    For more information and to sign up, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Important Information About Metoclopramide

    During your healthcare assessment with Nurx, be sure to have a list of your current medications on hand. Interactions with certain drugs can cause Metoclopramide to not work properly or increase your chances of experiencing negative side effects. Common drugs that interact with Metoclopramide include antipsychotic drugs like Haloperidol and Aripiprazole, and dopamine agonists like Cabergoline, Ropinirole, and Pergolide. Other medications it interacts with are Pramlintide, Phenothiazines, and Fosfomycin.

    Don't forget to also tell the doctor if you're using anything that may make you feel drowsy, like marijuana, antihistamines, sleep medications, anxiety medications, muscle relaxers, pain relievers, allergy medications, cough syrup, or alcohol. Most medications let you know if they contain any ingredients that cause dizziness or drowsiness, so check the label to make sure.

  • Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?

    Yes! This medication is available on our website as a treatment for symptoms associated with migraines. Once you complete the medical assessment and consult with one of our providers, they will decide if this is the best medication for you to take. They will then give you a prescription, which you can have filled at a local pharmacy or purchase it through Nurx and have it delivered to your door.

  • How Long Would It Take To Deliver Metoclopramide If I Bought It Online?

    Depending on your location, it should take around three to five business days after your request is approved to receive your medication in the mail. It's as quick and simple as it sounds!

  • Is There a Generic Version of Metoclopramide?

    Metoclopramide is actually the generic version of Reglan and Metozolv ODT, which is a dopamine antagonist primarily used to keep patients from vomiting. Many doctors will also prescribe it to treat patients who may have problems with migraines, nausea, heartburn, and loss of appetite.

  • Who Makes This Drug?

    Metoclopramide is made by Vintage Pharmaceuticals, LLC. They're located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and play an active role in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Vintage Pharmaceuticals prides itself on selling affordable, yet quality generic products to patients who need them most. It's also ranked as one of the top generic suppliers in the country.

  • Can Metoclopramide Cause Weight Gain?

    Since the medication is working with your stomach and intestines, some people have experienced both weight loss and weight gain when taking Metoclopramide. This mainly occurs if you end up increasing your dosage amount. A recent study found that patients who increased their dosage amount gained weight over two months.

  • Does Metoclopramide Make You Constipated?

    It's not confirmed if Metoclopramide causes constipation. A more common side effect of this medication is diarrhea or other symptoms that may upset your stomach after taking it.

  • Do You Need To Refrigerate Metoclopramide?

    You don't need to refrigerate this medication. In fact, you should keep these tablets sealed in their packaging and stored in a tight container at room temperature. A great spot to keep your medication is in a cabinet or drawer. Don't let it near an excess amount of moisture or heat, as this may negatively interact with the drug. If you're prescribed tablets in a bottle, keep the lid closed tight at all times.

  • How Does Nurx Work?

    Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to sign up, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.

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