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Reg Anesth. 1992 May-Jun;17(3):126-30.

The antiemetic efficacy and safety of prophylactic metoclopramide for elective cesarean delivery during spinal anesthesia.

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Department of Anesthesia, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

The efficacy and safety of intravenous metoclopramide administered prophylactically before elective cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia was studied.

METHODS:

In a double-blind, randomized fashion, 42 ASA Physical Status I-II parturients at term were assigned to receive either 10-mg intravenous metoclopramide or an equal volume of normal saline before induction of spinal anesthesia. The occurrence of nausea and/or vomiting recorded throughout the perioperative period until the patient was admitted to the recovery room. Neonatal acid-base status and neurobehavioral exams were obtained.

RESULTS:

Patients in the group receiving metoclopramide had a significantly lower incidence of nausea and vomiting both before and after delivery than the control group (14% versus 81% overall). All neonatal acid-base values were within normal limits and there were no significant differences in neurobehavioral exam results between the two groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

Metoclopramide administered before induction of spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery appears to significantly reduce both pre- and postdelivery emetic symptoms without apparent adverse effects on mother or neonate.

PMID:
1606094
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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