Adco Contromet is a brand of metoclopramide, a prescription drug that is also available as Reglan and Metozolv ODT. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand-name versions. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as a brand-name drug. Metoclopramide also comes in an oral solution as well as injectable forms that are only given by a healthcare provider.
Adco-Contromet is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that causes symptoms. GERD occurs when acid flows up from your stomach. This causes heartburn. It may also harm your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach). This drug is used to relieve heartburn and heal sores in your esophagus when other treatments haven’t worked.
Adco-Contromet is also used to treat diabetic gastroparesis. Gastroparesis happens when your stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, and feeling full long after meals. This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications to treat your condition.
How Adco-Contromet works
Adco-Contromet belongs to classes of drugs called antiemetics and prokinetics. Antiemetics are used to reduce nausea and vomiting, and prokinetics are used to empty the contents of your stomach faster. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
This drug works by emptying the contents of your stomach. It does this by increasing your stomach muscle contractions. This speeds up the movement of food through your stomach and intestines. It also increases the tightness of your lower esophageal sphincter (the muscle connecting your esophagus and stomach). This stops stomach acid from flowing back up to your esophagus.
This drug also prevents nausea and vomiting. It does this by blocking receptors in your body that are responsible for triggering nausea and vomiting.
Can I Use Adco Contromet In Pregnancy?
Studies of Adco Contromet (Metoclopramide) in pregnant animals haven’t shown a risk to the fetus. However, there aren’t enough studies done in pregnant women to show if the drug poses a risk to the fetus. In a large cohort of infants, exposure to metoclopramide in the first trimester was not associated with significantly increased risks of any of several adverse outcomes. These findings provide reassurance regarding the safety of metoclopramide for the fetus when the drug is given to women to relieve nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This drug should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Metoclopramide passes into breast milk and may cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Also talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child. You may need to decide whether to stop breastfeeding or stop taking this medication.
Adco Contromet Side Effects
Adco Contromet, like most medications, can cause side effects in certain people. Common side effects from Adco Contromet use include restlessness, drowsiness, fatigue and lassitude. Adco Contromet can also interact with a variety of medications and caution is necessary when taken with other medications. People with a hypersensitivity or history of allergy to metoclopramide or similar medications or with pheochromocytoma should not use the medication. Adco Contromet can cause tardive dyskinesia, a sometimes irreversible movement disorder. Metoclopramide and alcohol should not be used at the same time and metoclopramide should generally not be used in children. Any concerns or questions about metoclopramide’s side effects should be discussed with one’s medical provider and pharmacist before use.