Erythromycin vs Metoclopramide for Gastroparesis

Erythromycin
Metoclopramide
(Rx)
Erythromycin is an antibiotic.
Metoclopramide is a gastrointestinal medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.2
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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July 11, 1972
December 20, 2013
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
22,530 Discussions
6,430 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Infection
#3 for Reflux
#4 for Gastroparesis
#5 for Pneumonia
Our data suggest that Erythromycin is taken for Acne, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is approved for Infection.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nausea
#2 for Vomiting
#3 for GERD
#5 for Reflux
#6 for Gastroparesis
#7 for Heartburn
#9 for IBS
#10 for Hyperemesis
#11 for Motion Sickness
Metoclopramide is prescribed for Nausea, Vomiting and GERD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ery
Allergy
10
Depression
1
Stomach Pain
1
Stomach Problems
1
Asthma
1
Weight Gain
1
Weakness
1
Anxiety
1
Peeling
1
Dizziness
1
Met
Depression
4
Tardive Dyskinesia
3
Diabetes
2
Weight Gain
1
Shaking
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Seizures
1
Dystonia
1
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Met
1
4
Stomach Pain
Ery
Met
1
0
Stomach Problems
Ery
Met
1
0
Asthma
Ery
Met
1
0
Weight Gain
Ery
Met
1
1
Weakness
Ery
Met
1
0
Anxiety
Ery
Met
1
0
Peeling
Ery
Met
1
0
Dizziness
Ery
Met
1
0
Depression
Met
Ery
4
1
Tardive Dyskinesia
Met
Ery
3
0
Diabetes
Met
Ery
2
0
Weight Gain
Met
Ery
1
1
Shaking
Met
Ery
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Met
Ery
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Ery
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Met
Ery
1
0
Seizures
Met
Ery
1
0
Dystonia
Met
Ery
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Metoclopramide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Erythromycin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Metoclopramide and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Solution: 50 mg/10 mL (5 mg/mL), 125 mg/25 mL (5 mg/mL), 5 mg/5 mL, 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 0.9 mg/0.9 mL, 5 mg/mL, 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Concentrate: 10 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Non-enteric coated form should be taken on empty stomach or else drug absorption may be decreased. , Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Erythromycin Base , Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate , Erythromycin Base/Ethyl Alcohol
Metoclopramide Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Erythromycin and Metoclopramide: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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