Metoclopramide (Reglan®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Metoclopramide is used to prevent vomiting and esophageal reflux (stomach acid backing up into the esophagus) in dogs, cats, and many other pets. It may aid in the treatment of hairballs in rabbits. It is also used to prevent side effects, such as vomiting, resulting from chemotherapy. Because metoclopramide increases the movement of stomach and intestinal contents, it can affect the absorption of many oral drugs. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences constipation, behavior changes, sleepiness, or staggering while being treated with metoclopramide. NOTE: Since metoclopramide is chemically very similar to PABA, the sunscreen agent, it should not be handled by people allergic to PABA.

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**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

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