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Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is a neuroleptic drug with multiple applications, primarily used to treat gastric problems. It acts as a prokinetic agent l which helps improve motility problems in the gut and consequently treats some gastric conditions as well such as gastritis and dyspepsia, caused by delayed emptying of your gut. Other conditions which benefit from this medicine include anxiety, schizophrenia, vertigo, Premature ejaculation in males, etc.
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is chemically composed of Levosulpiride, a chemical known to promote gastric muscle contractions, aiding digestion. This action comes through its negative effects on dopamine receptors, providing a steady release of acetylcholine responsible for smooth muscle contractions.
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is available in tablet form which is consumed orally usually before a meal two to three times daily or as suggested by the doctor. The dose is dependent on the condition being treated and adjusted accordingly, make sure to follow the doctor's prescription. It can be safely prescribed to adults above 18 years of age and is contraindicated in younger children and pregnant women. Drowsiness, fatigue, sweating, and heart rate changes are some of the side effects observed with Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S.
Enlisted below are some indications for which Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Irritable bowel syndrome
Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter involved in stimulating smooth muscle contraction, secretions of the body, and regulation of heart rate. Dopamine, another neurological chemical substance, can essentially antagonize the neurons which release acetylcholine.
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S shows its therapeutic effect by two mechanisms. Firstly, the main action of Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S comes through its anti-dopamine activity as it shows selective antagonism of D2 receptors on presynaptic membranes in the brain. Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S blocks the dopamine-induced inhibition of acetylcholine in the upper gastrointestinal tract, allowing sustained acetylcholine-induced contraction peristalsis. Secondly, it also acts as a serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonist which together with antagonism at D2 receptors, contributes to its gastrointestinal prokinetic action.
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is available in the form of oral tablets. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water without chewing before taking a meal. Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is preferably taken at the same time every day till the prescribed time to always maintain equal blood levels.
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is taken orally in tablet form as per recommended doses. For gastric-related problems, it is usually 2-3 times a day before a meal. For mental health issues, doctors set the dose according to the individual’s requirement. Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S should be taken at a set time and for the prescribed length of time, not exceeding it.
Levosulpiride 50 mg
Taken orally 3 times per day, before a meal
Not recommended for children under 18 years of age
Follow the doctor's prescription. In elderly patients due to other health conditions Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S may cause fluctuation in blood pressure and heart rate besides other side effects which must be regularly monitored.
Pregnancy use and Lactation
Regarding the safety of Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S consult your doctor first if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breastfeeding an infant. Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S has limited safety data available and must not be taken without consulting a doctor first.
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S should not be prescribed under the following circumstances:
Allergy to the content of Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S
Mechanical obstruction of the GI tract
Pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor)
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Any changes in breast tissue
Patients under 18 years of age
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before starting or during the treatment with Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S:
Caution is advised if you have a history of drug allergies
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S must be used with extra care in patients with heart disease or arrhythmias, this drug cause changes in heart rate
While using Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S keep in mind, that it may alter your Prolactin hormone levels (which cause breast milk secretion). Watch out for galactorrhea or any abnormal changes or enlargement in breast tissue
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S must be used with caution in patients with a history of long-standing depression and anxiety and avoided in psychoses all together
Patients suffering from chronic gut disease must be careful, especially those with a history or an existing Gastrointestinal Perforation/ bleeding
Due to unknown harmful effects, Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S may have on pregnant females and breastfed infants, consult your doctor first regarding the safety of Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S must be used with great care in patients with a history of asthma. In case you feel respiratory side effects, report to your doctor
Alcohol consumption may potentiate the side effects, it must be avoided or restricted with Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S
History of recent surgical treatment or a scheduled surgery shortly
history of epilepsy or any other type of seizure.
Following drugs can have some interactions with Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S and can potentiate or reduce the effects when used concomitantly:
Antifungals such as fluconazole, clotrimazole
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S can have some undesired side effects, so make sure to consult your physician in case your symptoms worsen. Some of these side effects are:
Changes in heart rate
#1. How Does Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S Work?
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S shows antidopaminergic activity on dopamine receptors, providing a steady release of acetylcholine responsible for smooth muscle contractions and regulation of heart rate.
#2. For How Long Should I Take Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S?
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is taken as per doctors' recommendation, depending on your condition. The commonly prescribed duration may vary from 4-to 8 weeks. Follow your prescription completely.
#3. Is Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S Highly Addictive?
No, it is not considered to be addictive and does not cause any dependence (physical and psychological)
#4. Can I Drink Alcohol With Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S?
Consuming alcohol when taking Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S may cause excessive drowsiness and could increase the risk of side effects, hence should be avoided or restricted.
#5. What If I Take Too Much Of Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S?
If you have taken too much of the prescribed Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S you may experience symptoms of overdose, for example, fast or irregular heartbeat, upset stomach, blurred vision, fainting, dizziness, abdominal pain, or life-threatening severe symptoms. Contact your doctor or rush to the nearby emergency immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
#6. What If I Forget To Take Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S?
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is taken 2-3 times a day so you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it's less than 12 hours until your next dose, in which case you should skip the missed dose. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm or use a pill organizer or a mobile application so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.
#7. Can I Take Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S has a safety concern for pregnant and lactating infants. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please consult your doctor before using Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S. Also, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S.
#8. Can I Drive or Ride a Bike After Taking Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S?
Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S is known to cause drowsiness and dizziness so make sure you know how your body reacts while using Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S. Do not drive or use any machinery/sharp tools until you feel normal again
#9. How Should Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S Be Stored?
Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat, direct sunlight, and moisture. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people. Dispose of unused medicine when treatment is over.
#10. Will Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?
In some patients Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S has reportedly caused a decrease in libido. Discuss with your doctor if you are concerned or experience this side effect
#11. Will Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Fertility?
Hyperprolactinemia may be one of the side effects, which results in disturbances in the menstrual cycle, and lack of ovulation/ infertility among other reproductive disturbances. Kindly discuss the concerns with your doctor in detail.
#12. Do I Need to Undergo Any Tests While Taking Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S?
Your doctor may like to start Metoclon 10mg Tablet 10 'S by checking your prolactin levels. This should also be kept in check during therapy through lab tests. Also, check your blood pressure and pulse regularly especially if you have a history of heart disease.
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