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(metoclopramide) Injection, USP
WARNING: TARDIVE DYSKINESIA
Treatment with metoclopramide can cause tardive dyskinesia, a serious movement disorder that is often irreversible. The risk of developing tardive dyskinesia increases with duration of treatment and total cumulative dose.
Metoclopramide therapy should be discontinued in patients who develop signs or symptoms of tardive dyskinesia. There is no known treatment for tardive dyskinesia. In some patients, symptoms may lessen or resolve after metoclopramide treatment is stopped.
Treatment with metoclopramide for longer than 12 weeks should be avoided in all but rare cases where therapeutic benefit is thought to outweigh the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia. See WARNINGS.
Metoclopramide hydrochloride is a white crystalline, odorless substance, freely soluble in water. Chemically, it is 4-amino-5-chloro-N-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl]-2-methoxy benzamide monohydrochloride monohydrate. Molecular weight: 354.3.
REGLAN Injection (metoclopramide injection, USP) is a clear, colorless, sterile solution with a pH of 4.5-6.5 for intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) administration.
This product is light sensitive. It should be inspected before use and discarded if either color or particulate is observed.
2 mL single dose vials; 10 mL and 30 mL single dose vials
Each 1 mL contains: Metoclopramide base 5 mg (as the monohydrochloride monohydrate), Sodium Chloride, USP 8.5 mg, Water for Injection, USP q.s. pH adjusted, when necessary, with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/13/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Reglan Injection Information
- Reglan Injection Drug Interactions Center: metoclopramide hcl inj
- Reglan Injection Side Effects Center
- Reglan Injection FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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