Does metoclopramide cause sedation in dogs? Dogs: Rare CNS side-effects may include either sedation or hyperactivity; Cats: Cats may experience hyperactivity or disorientation. Dogs and cats: Signs of neurotoxicity may occur in both dogs and cats at therapeutic levels. These signs usually will resolve within a few days of discontinuing the metoclopramide.
What symptoms does metoclopramide treat? Metoclopramide is used to treat the symptoms of slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis) in patients with diabetes. It works by increasing the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines. It relieves symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, a feeling of fullness after meals, and loss of appetite.
How long does it take for metoclopramide to work? Metoclopramide works by blocking messages between the CTZ and the vomiting centre. This helps reduce feelings of sickness (nausea) and helps stops vomiting. Metoclopramide tablets and liquid usually start to work after 30 to 60 minutes.
Can a dog overdose on metoclopramide? Overdose / acute toxicity:
Overdose may cause sedation, nausea, vomiting, agitation, constipation and ataxia (wobbly gait). It is unlikely for an overdose to cause death in dogs or cats.