A Multicenter Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial of Oral Metoclopramide in Diabetic Gastroparesis
40 patients with diabetic gastroparesis. Results of a 3-wk double-blind study indicate that metoclopramide at a dosage of one 10-mg tablet four times daily reduced nausea, vomiting, fullness, and early satiety and improved meal tolerance better than placebo. Statistically significant differences were noted for nausea and postprandial fullness. Mean gastric emptying assessed by radionuclide scintigraphy was significantly improved in the metoclopramide-treated group when compared with their baseline result. Metoclopramide is an effective agent for improving the upper gastrointestinal motor function in diabetic patients with gastroparesis.
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