17.05 Metoclopramide (Reglan)

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Generic Name

metoclopramide

Trade Name

Reglan

Indication

prevention of nausea, vomiting, hiccups, migraines, gastric stasis

Action

accelerates gastric emptying by stimulating motility

Therapeutic Class

antiemetic

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

• do not use with GI obstruction
• may cause extrapyramidal reaction, neurolyptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia,
arrhythmias, blood pressure alterations, hematologic alterations, facial movements, sedation
• can decrease effects of levodopa
• assess nausea/vomiting
• monitor liver function tests

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