Metoclopramide

*** PLEASE NOTE***
The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.


Metoclopramide is taken to increase the activity of the digestive system. In Israel, the drug is generally called 'Pramine'.

Common Uses:

  • To increase the activity of the bowels – reducing chance of vomiting
  • To treat reflux esophagitis – in case milder treatments do not work

Do not use when

  • Your child has a known allergy to one of the ingredients
  • You are pregnant or nursing

Consult your doctor when

  • Your child has medical problems, especially blockage or bleeding in the bowels, epilepsy, kidney problems, urinary tract problems, digestive problems, Parkinson's or psychological problems
  • Your child is taking other medications
  • Your child has food allergies

How should I store the medication?
Store the medication in a cool place, in a tightly closed container. Keep out of reach of children.

Do not use past the expiration date.

Administering the Medication
Follow the instructions and administration times as set by your physician. Do not chew the medication. Teenagers should take 1/2 – 1 tablet 2-3 times a day. It should be taken 1/2 hour prior to a meal with a glass of water.

What should I do if I forget to administer the medication on time?
If you forget to administer the medication on time, give it immediately when you remember. Do not give two doses together to make up for a skipped dose.

When can I stop giving the medication to my child?
Finish the round as instructed by your doctor. Even if your child feels better, do not end treatment without consulting your doctor.

Side effects
Side effects include diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness.

Call your doctor when

  • Your child's condition worsens
  • Your child experiences severe side effects