Review: could Metoclopramide cause Drug Abuse?


Summary

Drug abuse is found among people who take Metoclopramide, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Atenolol, and have Anxiety . We study 35,317 people who have side effects while taking Metoclopramide from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Metoclopramide

Metoclopramide has active ingredients of metoclopramide hydrochloride. It is often used in indigestion. (latest outcomes from Metoclopramide 35,516 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with accidental overdose (therapeutic agent), drowsiness, insomnia, euphoric mood, multiple drug overdose (latest reports from 19,663 Drug abuse patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

35,317 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoclopramide.
Among them, 55 people (0.16%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metoclopramide cause Drug abuse?

Time on Metoclopramide when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 44.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Metoclopramide *:

  • female: 71.15 %
  • male: 28.85 %

Age of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Metoclopramide *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.58 %
  • 30-39: 27.08 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 41.67 %
  • 60+: 4.17 %

Severity if Drug Abuse when taking Metoclopramide **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Drug Abuse **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (9 people)
  • Pain (7 people)
  • Granulocytopenia (7 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (7 people)
  • Breast Cancer (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (19 people)
  • Oxycontin (17 people)
  • Ultram (16 people)
  • Ambien (15 people)
  • Neurontin (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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