Extrapyramidal side effects after metoclopramide administration in a post-anesthesia care unit

Jo, Youn Yi; Kim, Yong Beom; Yang, Mi Ran; Chang, Young Jin
September 2012
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology;Sep2012, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p274
Academic Journal
Although the incidence of extrapyramidal reactions associated with metoclopramide has been reported to be approximately 0.2%, such reactions are rare in the anesthetic field. Several anesthetic adjuvants, including ondansetron and pregabalin, have also been associated with extrapyramidal side effect. Here, the authors report the case of a 47-year-old patient, previously administered pregabalin and ondansetron, who developed extrapyramidal side effects after a single injection of metoclopramide (10 mg) in a post-anesthesia care unit.


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