Metoclopramide is used for poultry with delayed crop emptying. The primary pharmacologic effects of metoclopramide are associated with the GI tract and the CNS. In the GI tract, metoclopramide stimulates motility of the upper GI without stimulating gastric, pancreatic or biliary secretions. Gastric emptying and intestinal transit times can be significantly reduced. There is little or no effect on colon motility. Additionally, metoclopramide will increase lower esophageal sphincter pressure and prevent or reduce gastroesophageal reflux.
Storage/Stability: Metoclopramide is photosensitive and must be stored in light resistant containers. All metoclopramide products should be stored at room temperature. Metoclopramide tablets should be kept in tight containers.
Caution: Metoclopramide is contraindicated in patients with GI hemorrhage, obstruction or perforation