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Review: could Metoclopramide cause Drug abuse (Drug Abuse And Dependence)?

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 Stress and anxiety.

We study 37,373 people who have side effects while taking Metoclopramide from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Metoclopramide has active ingredients of metoclopramide hydrochloride. It is often used in nausea. (latest outcomes from 37,599 Metoclopramide users)

Drug abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, migraine. (latest reports from 19,964 Drug abuse patients)

On Apr, 4, 2015: 37,373 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoclopramide. Among them, 52 people (0.14%) have Drug Abuse.

Trend of Drug abuse in Metoclopramide reports

Time on Metoclopramide when people have Drug abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug abuse25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%37.50%0.00%

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

Drug abuse71.15%28.85%

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

Drug abuse0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%27.08%10.42%41.67%4.17%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (10 people, 19.23%)
  2. Pain (8 people, 15.38%)
  3. Granulocytopenia (7 people, 13.46%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (7 people, 13.46%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (7 people, 13.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Atenolol (20 people, 38.46%)
  2. Ultram (18 people, 34.62%)
  3. Oxycontin (18 people, 34.62%)
  4. Ambien (17 people, 32.69%)
  5. Doxycycline (15 people, 28.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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