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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only thing that helped Snickers Our adult cat had been intermittently vomiting up his food both dry and wet - didn't matter - for awhile so after a particularly bad week and several office visits, the vet suggested we try giving him 1/2 pill of this medication crushed up in his wet food twice a day. As soon as he started taking it, the vomiting subsided. He would become so distressed from vomiting that he would hesitate to eat or eat very little. Now he has his appetite back and seems to be doing quite well like his old self! Reminds me of how I felt before I started taking a prescription anti-acid myself.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally Success When my mom passed away I inherited her cat and she would eat and immediately vomit up the food before it had time to be digested. I had every test done and we finally tried metoclopramide which worked immediately. I give her a one quarter of a 5mg pill before each meal. I put the pill in a chicken pill pocket for ease of giving. As we know it's not easy giving pills to cats. I do suggest giving three small meals a day as my cat can not handle large meals and seems to like always having some food in her stomach. I feed her at 7am, 4pm and some before I go to bed. The few times I didn't give her the pill she threw up so I know this pill works. The food I feed her is Physician's diet dry food. " Venison and Green Pea. I do think the type of food you feed is important to their digestion. I hope this helps. I know how helpless I felt till we found this pill.
Date published: 2012-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Probably life saver After taking a month to get our Vet to give the OK for the prescription we requested from you, Dante has shown great improvement. She's an old dog and still brings up phlegm occasionally but her quality of life has markedly improved. We were about to give her the last kindness!
Date published: 2011-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked wonders for our dog This stuff has been a miracle drug for our 8.5 year old Chow/Shepard mix. We have had her since she was a puppy, and for the first year of her life she was normal, but one day she started vomiting for no apparent reason. We spent years, and THOUSANDS of dollars at multiple different vets to try to figure out what the problem was but nobody could diagnose it. The general consensus was that it was nothing life threatening (since she had been vomiting every night for most of her life no matter what food she eat) and not to worry too much. Easy for someone else to say, when they don't have to clean up dog puke EVERY day. Finally, after ingesting some contaminated water shortly after we moved to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the vet recommended Clopofar (local equivalent) and we haven't looked back. Our almost 9 year old girl is a puppy again! She is 100% happier, more playful, and no longer underweight. We are absolutely thrilled.
Date published: 2011-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle Drug I have an 19yr old Beagle mix that just had his teeth pulled, and he became sick afterwards, started vomiting and was constipated and flatulent. I took him to the vet, who can him an injectable of metoclopramide, and he is running around, jumping, playing, eating, and acting like a 2yr old puppy!!! This is a miracle drug! Great stuff, and I highly recommend it!!
Date published: 2011-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from together with small amounts of food metoclopramide seems to work. simon, my cat, used to throw up on a daily basis. since he is given a quarter of the 20 mg pill AND i monitor his quantity intake all seems to be well. i also found that giving him finely ground fancy feast (instead of chunky) helps his digestion trememdeously.
Date published: 2010-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST MEDICINE EVER Molly has been on Metoclopramide for the past 7 years and I call it the miracle drug for her stomach problems. She is a cockapoo of about 26 lbs and for most of her life she has had esophageal reflux/acid indigestion and since taking this medication has not had a problem. I strongly recommend it!!!
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Metoclopramide continues to work for Nutmeg After suffering from a life threatening bout with "bloat", Nutmeg was prescribed this med. Along with a prescription diet, the medication has assisted in Nutmeg's success in a stabilized digestive tract . It's been almost a year since he first started on the medication. However, I would recommend that along with this med, that you speak with your Vet about the prescription diet foods for intestinal situations.
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not helpful I put my dog on this medication like the vet said but when I look at him in the face he looked like he was in pain. That would be the same at giving a child something that would make your child hurt. I am totally an animal lover. I would not recommend this med for any other aminals. For those who have had good results from this Medication that is great.
Date published: 2010-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Metoclopramide This product worked great and even when my dog stopped taking it she acts a lot younger - she plays more now than she has in a long time and doesn't sleep as much during the day. She's 8 1/2 years old.
Date published: 2010-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does wonders! My 15 yr old puppy dog does not act anywhere near her age since being put on this product.
Date published: 2009-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product My poodle has some digestive issues and was put on Metoclopramide. Amazing results in her activity and appetitite. Would recommend highly.
Date published: 2009-11-18
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Questions

Is there a limit to for how long a dog can take this drug?  Can it be given for life?  (In humans I believe it is 12 weeks).  Thanks.

Asked by: NH00
There is no direct limit for duration of use for this medication in dogs. It has been proven safe for chronic use. Of course, if your pet develops any side effects or reaction, talk with your Vet right away. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Trey W
Date published: 2017-12-14

Is there a liquid form. Med.for metoclopramide. When my dog got sick that was given but not in pill.

Asked by: Daisy Dukes
We do not have a liquid form in stock. If you are having trouble giving the medication to your dog, call our pharmacists at 1-888-738-6331 for help.
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-02-21

My dog has myriad health issues, (pancreatitis, hypothyroid, diabetes), and is 11 Staffie, 78 lbs. What do I need to watch for in my diabetic dog? This med has helped more than anything in increasing appetite and calming GI, but what about the insulin?

Asked by: BusterBrown
Please check with your veterinarian. Thanks for your question.
Answered by: Marty Pharm D Rph
Date published: 2016-11-17

Can I give it to 10 weeks old puppies

Asked by: denise23
Metoclopramide does not have age restrictions and is dosed based on body weight. However, I would speak with your veterinarian before giving this medication to your 10 week old puppy.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-18

Will Frontline Plus for dogs interact with Reglan 5 mg?

Asked by: SalGal47
No, Frontline Plus should not interact with Reglan.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2018-04-28

Does it make small gogs aggressive and want to bite me

Asked by: Lil man
In dogs, metoclopramide has been associated with changes in mentation and behavior, such as motor restlessness, involuntary spasms, agression, and hyperactivity due to drowsiness/depression.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-11-21

is this medicen only used for animals? or is it for humans but also used for pets im confused?and can i take while preagnant?

Asked by: Sabrina
We're a licensed pet pharmacy so the medication is used for pet(s) and a vet has to provide a prescription in order to ship.
Answered by: Carolyn Petmed Pro
Date published: 2016-11-21

is this drug safe in cats with diabetes?

if yes, what are the side effects, what should i be concerned with?
Asked by: Louie
Hi there, This is a question you would need to consult your vet to get the proper advice. Your vet would be the only one qualified (and know your pets history and current medication they are on) to give you the correct answer your looking for .
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-10-03

Does it matter when my dog eats when hes taking metoclopramide? Before or after the taking his pill?

Asked by: jacksonLab
The doctor says 30 minutes before eating, on an empty stomach. Be careful about the dosage. 0.1 mg/pound.
Answered by: Bogdel
Date published: 2016-11-21

In what country is this medicine manufactured?

Asked by: PalmersMom
The metoclopramide we have in stock currently is made in Croatia.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2015-04-09

Is this medication safe to administer to a pregnant dog?

Asked by: bella
Metoclopramide is not expected to be harmful during pregnancy, however please consult your veterinarian if this medication has been prescribed to a pet that you plan on breeding.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2015-03-26

Vomiting has ceased, may we stop administering?

My cat was suffering from increased nausea due to taking an anti-biotic. The meto seems to have worked, but she is drowsy and seems a bit depressed. Bot are possible side effects of meto. Can I stop administering the meto now the nausea has subsided and the antibiotics have been stopped?
Asked by: Len
Please consult with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2014-08-20

wheere can I purchase the liquid injectable rx?

Asked by: jynxx
Sorry, you may have to inquire at a veterinarian's office about how to purchase this
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-01-15

what is the dosage for a 3lb and 5lb dog?

can the 5mg pill be given or does it have to be liquid form?
Asked by: roxiefoxie08
I feel it would be best to ask your vet.
Answered by: crimson
Date published: 2013-10-22

I have this medicine in 5mg in liquid form can i use it for my 4 pund dog with the dosage .9ml

Asked by: pearl
I feel it would be best to ask your vet.
Answered by: crimson
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can the metoclopramide that says hcl 5mg/5ml solution be used for a 5lb. dog?

The one i have is for humans want to know if its okto give to my pets
Asked by: spoiled
So it can what is the difference if it says hcl or not is it the same and it can be used for animals too
Answered by: spoiled
Date published: 2013-10-22

is .5mg the same as 5mg for this medicine in liquid form ny vet gives my 4 pound dog .9ml?

Asked by: rudytutu
Rudytutu, Thank-you for your question! Metoclopramide is typically dosed 0.1-0.2mg per pound every 6-8 hours as needed. A 0.9mg dose is okay for your 4 pound dog. The tablets are only available as 5mg and 10mg, which would make dosing for your dog very difficult,if not impossible. It will be much easier to give the correct dose in a liquid form (a little less than 1ml per dose). They are the same medication, just different strengths/dosage forms. The tablets are much easier to use when dosing in larger dogs. Hope this helps! Jessica A. Pharmacy Intern 1800PetMeds
Answered by: Dulcineas17
Date published: 2013-10-22

Dogs with MDR1 (collies, shepherds, wippits, etc) cant have this. Is there another drug of choice?

Asked by: Anita
For pets with nausea, a newer product is a available on the market called Cerenia. Cerenia does not have any restrictions in regards to breeds that possess the MDR1 gene. Please consult with your veterinarian to discuss the use of Cerenia for your pet.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Did High Dosage Cause Urinary and Fecal Incontinence?

My 4 year young 15 lb Min Pin Mix was prescribed Metoclopramide for GERD 7 days ago. The dosage is 5 mg 30 minutes before each meal (twice a day). It was prescribed to control the GERD and stop the occasional vomiting (usually in the morning). The medication worked great. However, the day after starting the medication, my dog began drinking more water and had to go out more often. This did not concern me because I knew this was a known side effect. What did concern me is that my dog also had weakening of his anal sphincter muscle. Thankfully, he did not have an accident in the house, but while being walked the sphincter muscle would relax and sometimes a small amount of stool would just fall out as he was walking (not squatting). This went on every day for an entire week. The vet assured me that it was NOT the Metoclopramide that was causing this. However, after my dog urinated in his sleep, I stopped giving him the Metoclopramide. One day later (yesterday), the fecal and urinary incontinence stopped. It is glaringly obvious that the Metoclopramide caused these problems. According to your dosage instructions, a 15 lb dog should get 1.5 to 3 mg per dose. Was the 5 mg the vet prescribed too much? Do you think a lower dosage would work without causing the problems I noted above? Thank You
Asked by: Vought
you have a good point.....the dose of 1.5 to 3 mg which is the usual dose...may be completely adequate.......Since the tablet comes 5mg ( and is scored )....a dose of 2.5mg sounds very reasonable. However I am not a prescriber and I am not questioning the vet's judgement.......My advice would be to let the vet know you are going to try the 2.5 mg dose and determine if it works well and has no adverse effects.
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can this disorder be fixed?

My 8 yr. old lab started vomiting 7 mths ago. Changed diet to sensitive dog fd. -reduced amt. to 4 to 5 SMALL meals- vet prescribed reglan- this is working. I am wondering if this is a drug that fixes the problem or will he have to take this forever?Also can his meal amt. be increased?
Asked by: Bug
Reglan just speeds up emptying of food from the stomach and helps strengthen the muscle that prevents food from coming back up the esophagus. It doesn't really fix the underlying cause. There are a few test that your Vet can do to look for the cause, such as a Barium swallow study, X-rays, etc. GI lymphoma is a common cause of vomiting in older dogs. For the time being, Reglan can treat the vomiting until your Vet is able to find the underlying cause. I would not recommend increasing his meal amount. Smaller, more frequent meals will be easier to keep down.
Answered by: Rich, Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2013-10-22

How long after a dog vomits that metoclopramide be given?

Asked by: Nette
I give metoclopramide in a pill pocket to my cat before feeding so the stomach will accept the food without vomiting but your vet should know this.
Answered by: Boots Mom
Date published: 2020-08-08

How does this product compare to Famotidine

Does it come in liquid form?
Asked by: Gamma
Metoclopramide is a gastrointestinal stimulant. It increases movement through the GI tract helping to reduce nausea, vomiting, or reflux disease (GERD). Famotidine on the other hand is an H2 receptor antagonist. Famotidine treats reflux disease by reducing the production of stomach acid. Metoclopramide requires a prescription whereas famotidine is over the counter. Metoclopramide is available as a liquid containing 5mg /5ml. Famotidine is available as a liquid containing 40mg/5ml.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Metoclopramide verses Cerenia

Does Metoclopramide work just as good as cerenia? I have 8 Dachshunds and every time I have to take them any where they all throw-up. I have put them on Cerenia, but they are very expensive, costing me $18.60 for a box of (4) pills 60MG Thanks! Nancy
Asked by: Nancy
Both Cerenia and metoclopramide are used for nausea. I can only suggest, if your veterinarian agrees, that you try using metoclopramide to see if you get the same benefit.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

can a dog stay on this medication for a long term treatment or is it only a short term treatment,

My 5 year old labradoodle has reduced motility of the gut he has had 2 lots of three day treatments.
Asked by: margaret
This medication can be used long term.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2016-11-21

Why does my cat spit up all the time?

Asked by: patches
i can't answer that for sure, but it may be the taste of the tablet. Try putting the tablet in a Greenies Pill Pocket or mask the flavor with some food.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can this drug be given to a dog that is due to whelp any day now?

Asked by: cleeconk
Metoclopramide will get into the mother's milk and therefore to the pups. I would recommend you ask your veterinarian this question to determine if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

my dog has severe Diarreal what can I give him to help

He is 8 now he had parvo when he was a pup and we pulled him through, for all 8 years he has had a Diarreal, we have triied some things like Viokase it helped some but only for a while I have given him Pepto, Imodium, Kaopectate, please any help would be greatly appreciated.......
Asked by: farmboy
I HOPE THIS HELPS , YOU CAN BUY AT ANY FEED STORE IS ANTIBOTIC IS CALLED PEN-AQUEOUS THAT WILL HELP .BUT BASIC IF HE CONTINUES WITH THE DIARREAH YOU MIGHT TRY FEEDING THE DOG WHITE RICE IT SHOULD STOP. AND CHANGE HIS DIET . THANKS HOPE HE GET WELL
Answered by: princess
Date published: 2018-09-03

Can this be given to 5-6 week old pups with Parvo?

Asked by: LabMom
yes it will help them heal their intestines. give 5cc by mouth every 8 hours.
Answered by: princess
Date published: 2018-09-03

my cat is on thyroid medicine

is taking metoclopramide twice a day for nausea side effects. taking them at the same time is not stopping the nausea. should I give the metoclopramide a few minutes before the thyroid pill?
Asked by: miggy on meds
It doesn't matter if the 2 medications are given together or not. If the nausea is not being controlled, speak to your veterinarian.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

12yr old cat digestive

Heaving without vomiting,stomach contracting almost constantly, no blood in stools, small stools. Indoor cat, Do hair balls cause this?
Asked by: Eddie
Possibly. I would suggest you contact your veterinarian and discuss these symptoms with him/her.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22
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What is Metoclopramide?

Metoclopramide is used to treat nausea, vomiting, and reflux disease in dogs and cats by normalizing their digestive system function. Metoclopramide requires a prescription and is sold per tablet or by the bottle.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to administer

How it Works:

When motility (movement) in the stomach is reduced, food pools and creates a sensation of nausea and bloating. In some cases, bile refluxes from the intestine back into the stomach, causing irritation and more nausea. Metoclopramide normalizes stomach contractions so that food and bile can pass in the correct direction. Additionally, metoclopramide is able to cross a biochemical blood-brain barrier to control nausea. Metoclopramide helps the vomiting pet by acting directly on the brain to reduce the sensation of nausea.

Cautions:

Do not use a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as Anipryl, Selegiline, or a Preventic Flea Collar on your pet while giving this medication. Stop giving metoclopramide and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has an allergic reaction. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure, if your pet has had recent stomach surgery, or is pregnant or lactating.

Brand Name:

Reglan (Robins)

Generic Name:

Metoclopramide (me-toe-klo'-pra-mide)

What is the most important information I should know about metoclopramide:

Metoclopramide is a prescription medication that is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Metoclopramide is available as 5mg and 10mg scored tablets and 5 mg/ 5 ml oral solution. The usual dose for dogs and cats is 0.1-0.2mg/pound every 6-8 hours. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Metoclopramide is not for use in animals allergic to it. Call your veterinarian immediately if your pet exhibits uncontrollable movements or muscle spasms of the legs, lips, jaw, tongue, face or other body part, agitation, jitteriness, shortness of breath or insomnia. Metoclopramide may cause drowsiness.

What is metoclopramide:

Metoclopramide is a gastrointestinal stimulant used in the treatment of nausea, vomiting, and esophageal reflux. It also used to treat post-operative nausea and vomiting and to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy. Metoclopramide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving metoclopramide to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or recent stomach surgery. Inform your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be given:

Metoclopramide is usually given 3 or 4 times a day. Give each dose with plenty of water. Follow your veterinarian's instructions. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store metoclopramide at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. 

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, confusion, and uncontrollable movements of the legs, face and tongue, muscle spasm of the neck, tremor, irritability and agitation.

What should I avoid while giving metoclopramide to my pet:

Do not use Preventic Flea Collar on your pet while giving this medication.

What are the possible side effects of metoclopramide:

Stop giving metoclopramide and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue, face; and hives), uncontrollable spasms of the legs, lips, jaw, tongue, face or other body part, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, depression, yellowing of the skin or eyes, seizures. Other less serious side effects that may occur include nausea or diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, fluid retention, increased urination. Continue to give the medication and contact your veterinarian.

What other drugs will affect metoclopramide:

Before giving metoclopramide, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given an MAOI such as selegiline or Anipryl (within the last 14 days), digoxin, cyclosporine, tetracycline, insulin, a narcotic pain reliever or anticholinergic or antispasmodic medications such as Bentyl (dicyclomine). Also tell your veterinarian of any other medications you are giving that may cause drowsiness such as pain relievers, anxiety medications, muscle relaxants or any other prescription or over the counter medications. 

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about metoclopramide written for health professionals that you may read.

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Metoclopramide Directions:

  • Metoclopramide is a prescription medication used to treat nausea, vomiting, and reflux disease in dogs and cats.
  • Metoclopramide is also used to treat post-operative nausea and vomiting and to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.
Tip:

Give each dose with plenty of water. Give exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

Metoclopramide Dosage:

Metoclopramide Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.1-0.2mg per pound of pet's body weight every 6-8 hours
Metoclopramide Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.1-0.2mg per pound of pet's body weight every 6-8 hours
Metoclopramide Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Metoclopramide Ingredients:

Metoclopramide 5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Metoclopramide 5 mg
Other Ingredients: Anhydrous lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch, Sodium Starch Glycolate, D&C Yellow #10, and FD&C Blue #1.
Metoclopramide 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Metoclopramide 10 mg
Other Ingredients: Anhydrous lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch, Sodium Starch Glycolate, D&C Yellow #10, and FD&C Blue #1.
Metoclopramide 5 mg/ 5 ml Oral Solution
Active Ingredients (per 5 ml) Amount
Metoclopramide 5 mg/ 5 ml

What is Metoclopramide?

Metoclopramide is used to treat nausea, vomiting, and reflux disease in dogs and cats by normalizing their digestive system function. Metoclopramide requires a prescription and is sold per tablet or by the bottle.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to administer

How it Works:

When motility (movement) in the stomach is reduced, food pools and creates a sensation of nausea and bloating. In some cases, bile refluxes from the intestine back into the stomach, causing irritation and more nausea. Metoclopramide normalizes stomach contractions so that food and bile can pass in the correct direction. Additionally, metoclopramide is able to cross a biochemical blood-brain barrier to control nausea. Metoclopramide helps the vomiting pet by acting directly on the brain to reduce the sensation of nausea.

Cautions:

Do not use a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as Anipryl, Selegiline, or a Preventic Flea Collar on your pet while giving this medication. Stop giving metoclopramide and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has an allergic reaction. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure, if your pet has had recent stomach surgery, or is pregnant or lactating.

Brand Name:

Reglan (Robins)

Generic Name:

Metoclopramide (me-toe-klo'-pra-mide)

What is the most important information I should know about metoclopramide:

Metoclopramide is a prescription medication that is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Metoclopramide is available as 5mg and 10mg scored tablets and 5 mg/ 5 ml oral solution. The usual dose for dogs and cats is 0.1-0.2mg/pound every 6-8 hours. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Metoclopramide is not for use in animals allergic to it. Call your veterinarian immediately if your pet exhibits uncontrollable movements or muscle spasms of the legs, lips, jaw, tongue, face or other body part, agitation, jitteriness, shortness of breath or insomnia. Metoclopramide may cause drowsiness.

What is metoclopramide:

Metoclopramide is a gastrointestinal stimulant used in the treatment of nausea, vomiting, and esophageal reflux. It also used to treat post-operative nausea and vomiting and to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy. Metoclopramide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving metoclopramide to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or recent stomach surgery. Inform your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be given:

Metoclopramide is usually given 3 or 4 times a day. Give each dose with plenty of water. Follow your veterinarian's instructions. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store metoclopramide at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. 

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, confusion, and uncontrollable movements of the legs, face and tongue, muscle spasm of the neck, tremor, irritability and agitation.

What should I avoid while giving metoclopramide to my pet:

Do not use Preventic Flea Collar on your pet while giving this medication.

What are the possible side effects of metoclopramide:

Stop giving metoclopramide and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue, face; and hives), uncontrollable spasms of the legs, lips, jaw, tongue, face or other body part, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, depression, yellowing of the skin or eyes, seizures. Other less serious side effects that may occur include nausea or diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, fluid retention, increased urination. Continue to give the medication and contact your veterinarian.

What other drugs will affect metoclopramide:

Before giving metoclopramide, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given an MAOI such as selegiline or Anipryl (within the last 14 days), digoxin, cyclosporine, tetracycline, insulin, a narcotic pain reliever or anticholinergic or antispasmodic medications such as Bentyl (dicyclomine). Also tell your veterinarian of any other medications you are giving that may cause drowsiness such as pain relievers, anxiety medications, muscle relaxants or any other prescription or over the counter medications. 

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about metoclopramide written for health professionals that you may read.

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Metoclopramide Directions:

  • Metoclopramide is a prescription medication used to treat nausea, vomiting, and reflux disease in dogs and cats.
  • Metoclopramide is also used to treat post-operative nausea and vomiting and to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.
Tip:

Give each dose with plenty of water. Give exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

Metoclopramide Dosage:

Metoclopramide Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.1-0.2mg per pound of pet's body weight every 6-8 hours
Metoclopramide Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.1-0.2mg per pound of pet's body weight every 6-8 hours
Metoclopramide Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Metoclopramide Ingredients:

Metoclopramide 5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Metoclopramide 5 mg
Other Ingredients: Anhydrous lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch, Sodium Starch Glycolate, D&C Yellow #10, and FD&C Blue #1.
Metoclopramide 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Metoclopramide 10 mg
Other Ingredients: Anhydrous lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch, Sodium Starch Glycolate, D&C Yellow #10, and FD&C Blue #1.
Metoclopramide 5 mg/ 5 ml Oral Solution
Active Ingredients (per 5 ml) Amount
Metoclopramide 5 mg/ 5 ml