Perinorm - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Perinorm: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Perinorm?

Perinorm tablets have an active ingredient called metoclopramide, mainly used to treat nausea and vomiting. It treats specific digestive disorders by restoring regular coordination and tone in the upper stomach organs. It works by restraining dopamine, a naturally occurring neurochemical in the body. As a result, it speeds up stomach purging and digestive tract activity.

What are the uses of Perinorm?

Perinorm injections and tablets are over-the-counter medications. Clinical researchers use Perinorm to treat conditions like sickness, vomiting, nausea, and indigestion. It reduces the flow of the stomach contents back to the food pipe and prevents the feeling of fullness during or right after dinner. It primarily treats diagnosed heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastritis, which irritate the esophagus and stomach. It is most effective when taken on an empty stomach.

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What are the side effects of Perinorm?

Dizziness, stomach pain, and diarrhea are the most common incidental side-effects of Perinorm and are normal.

A few other common side effects of Perinorm are:

  1. Sleepiness
  2. Stomach pain
  3. Diarrhea
  4. A feeling of lowness
  5. Dizziness
  6. Weakness
  7. Shaking
  8. Stiffness
  9. Restlessness
  10. Low blood pressure
  11. Slow heartbeat
  12. Hallucinations

What is Perinorm

Uses of Perinorm

Side effects of Perinorm

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1. Perinorm Metoclopramide 10mg Tablet
2. Perinorm CD Metoclopramide 15mg Capsule
3. Perinorm Metoclopramide Hydrochloride 5mg Syrup
4. Perinorm Metoclopramide Hydrochloride 5mg Injection


Frequently Asked Questions about Perinorm

1. Is Perinorm safe for babies?

Perinorm drops are orally administered to children on an emergency basis. However, carefully monitor the dosage and your child’s reaction to the medication. Seek an alternative if your child has liver, kidney, or heart conditions, or sodium or salt imbalances. It is still considered an overall safe medication for babies.

2. Is Perinorm safe during breastfeeding?

Perinorm shows no adverse effects to the patient during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Animal studies have shown only a few or no unfavorable consequences on the fetus or newborn. However, limited human studies have suggested that the medication may be passed to the baby through the breastmilk. Consult your doctor before taking the drug.

3. Is Perinorm safe in pregnancy?

Perinorm is generally a safe medicine for use to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Studies conducted on animals have shown few or no adverse impacts to the developing child. Thus, it is largely viewed as a medication safe for use during pregnancy. You may still consult an expert before taking or using these medicines.

4. What is the generic name of Perinorm?

Metoclopramide (Reglan) is the generic name. Perinorm tablets work as a gastrointestinal stimulant and an antinauseant.

It is usually prescribed for heartburn and esophagitis due to GERD. It is also used to treat patients suffering from gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach) and prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.

5. Is Perinorm used for hiccups?

Metoclopramide is a dopamine-receptor antagonist. T Wang and D Wang conducted the double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled examination to understand its effect on uncontrollable hiccups. They found that the drug could potentially control hiccups and decrease its frequency through CNS (central nervous system) depression. Thus it is prescribed for people who suffer from hiccups and hiccoughs as well.

6. Does Perinorm tablet increase breast milk?

Metoclopramide is prescribed for treating lactation failure. There is no official dosage and precautions when it is used for increasing the supply of breastmilk. Most studies have used 10mg of metoclopramide twice or thrice a day for 7–14 days. A few examinations used a fixed portion for the last few days to avoid the drop in milk supply on suddenly discontinuing the drug.

7. Is Perinorm safe in CKD patients?

CKD or chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidney fails to function properly over time. Perinorm injections can be used with extra caution in patients with chronic kidney disease. You may need to adjust the dose of Perinorm. Therefore, consulting an expert before using the medication is the right choice.

8. When should I take Perinorm tablets?

Perinorm tablets should be taken before meals and mainly before sleep in the prescribed dosage and duration advised by your doctor. The dosage will be depending upon the condition of your health and how you respond to it. Never stop using it until your doctor says so.

9. How long can I take Perinorm?

Usually, you must follow all precautions and take the tablet in the prescribed dosage, for as long as your doctor prescribes it. Perinorm 10 mg tablets should not be used for more than 3 months, as it may cause increased muscle spasms. You can ask the doctor for more details regarding the tablet usage and dosage.

10. Who should not take Perinorm?

The tablet cannot be used if you are allergic to any of its chemicals or contents. You should avoid it if you experience involuntary muscle spasms, methemoglobinemia (a blood disorder), stomach bleeding, epilepsy, and/or Parkinson’s disease. You cannot take it if you are taking levodopa or have had gastrointestinal surgery in the past 3–4 days.

Consult our experts at Yashoda Hospitals regarding Perinorm’s uses, dosages and precautions, and side effects or other health issues.

11. Can I take Perinorm Tablet with Ranitidine?

You can take Perinorm tablet with Ranitidine. There is no such report that these two medicines are needed to consume together. If any such combination is required your doctor must prescribe it. In case of any confusion take suggestions from a specialist doctor.

12. What happens if I take an overdose of Perinorm?

Taking an overdose of Perinorm is not safe. Always follow your physician's prescription for taking any dose of Perinorm and to avoid confusion ask them again before consuming the dose. Unfortunately, if you have taken an overdose, immediately call a medical emergency helpline or your hospital for help.

13. What should I do if I miss taking a Perinorm dose?

If you forget to take the dose of Perinorm at your prescribed time then take the dose as soon as possible if it is not too late. Or if it is already closer to your next scheduled dose then take the next dose only.

14. How long should I use Perinorm?

It depends on your condition. Your doctor must guide you regarding this. Always follow the prescribed dose for consuming Perinorm tablets.

15. What happens if I consume an expired Perinorm tablet?

It is advised to check the manufacturing and expiry date of any medicine before consuming it. In case, if you have missed it and consumed an expired Perinorm tablet then immediately call a medical helpline or your hospital for emergency help as you may have some side effects.

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