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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Metoclopramide (metoclopramide systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics and is used to treat Gastroparesis, GERD, Lactation Augmentation, Migraine, Nausea/Vomiting, Nausea/Vomiting - Chemotherapy Induced, Nausea/Vomiting - Postoperative, Radiographic Exam and Small Intestine Intubation.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiemetic agent

Peristaltic stimulant

Chemical Name

4-Amino-5-chloro-N-[2-(dietylamino)etyl]-2-metoxybenzamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Metoclopramide (OS: JAN, BAN, DCIT)
  • Métoclopramide (OS: DCF)
  • MCP (IS)
  • Metoclopramid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoclopramide (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Métoclopramide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoclopramidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoclopramide Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • Methochlorpramide hydrochloride (IS)
  • Methoxychlorprocaineamide hydrochloride (IS)
  • Metoclopramide Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • AHR 3070-C (IS)
  • Métoclopramide (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoclopramide Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Int. 4, USP 37)
  • Metoclopramide hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoclopramidhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoclopramidi hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.