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1 Gastro-intestinal system
01-02 Motility stimulants

Metoclopramide
First Choice
Tablets
Oral solution
Injection

note Should only be prescribed for short-term use (up to 5 days). For adults, the maximum dose in 24 hours is 30mg.
Link  Metoclopramide: MHRA drug safety update
 

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Domperidone
Formulary
Tablets
Suspension

unlicensedunlicensed indication

note Studies have shown that domperidone may be associated with a small increased risk of serious cardiac side effects.
DotThese risks may be higher in patients older than 60 years and in patients who receive daily oral doses of more than 30 mg.
DotDomperidone should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time
DotMaximum treatment duration should not exceed one week
DotDomperidone is contra-indicated in patients who are taking concomitant medication known to cause QT prolongation (such as ketoconazole and erythromycin)
Link  MHRA:Domperidone: risks of cardiac side effects
 

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Erythromycin
Formulary
Tablets
Oral Suspension
Intravenous infusion

unlicensedunlicensed indication
Link  UKMi Q&A: What is the optimal prokinetic dose of erythromycin in adults
 

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