GIMOTI by is a Prescription medication manufactured, distributed, or labeled by Evoke Pharma, Inc., Patheon France SAS, COSMA S.p.A., Intertek, SGS France, ACM Pharma. Drug facts, warnings, and ingredients follow.
GIMOTI is a dopamine-2 (D2) antagonist indicated for the relief of symptoms in adults with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis. (1)
Limitations of Use:
GIMOTI is not recommended for use in:
Nasal Spray: 15 mg metoclopramide in each 70 microliter spray. (3)
Most common adverse reactions (≥5%) are: dysgeusia, headache, and fatigue. (6)
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Evoke Pharma, Inc. at 1-833-4-GIMOTI (1-833-444-6684), or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION and Medication Guide.
WARNING: TARDIVE DYSKINESIA
GIMOTI is indicated for the relief of symptoms in adults with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis.
Limitations of Use:
GIMOTI is not recommended for use in:
Missed or Incomplete Doses
Adults Less Than 65 Years of Age: The recommended dosage of GIMOTI for the treatment of acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in adults is 1 spray (15 mg) in one nostril, 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime (maximum of four times daily) for 2 to 8 weeks, depending on symptomatic response.
Adults 65 Years of Age and Older: Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of metoclopramide and require a lower starting dosage [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. GIMOTI is not recommended in geriatric patients as initial therapy.
Geriatric patients receiving an alternative metoclopramide product at a stable dosage of 10 mg four times daily can be switched to GIMOTI 1 spray (15 mg) in one nostril, 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime (maximum four times daily) for 2 to 8 weeks, depending on symptomatic response. Avoid treatment with metoclopramide (all dosage forms and routes of administration) for longer than 12 weeks [see Dosage and Administration (2.1)].
GIMOTI is contraindicated:
Metoclopramide can cause tardive dyskinesia (TD), a syndrome of potentially irreversible and disfiguring involuntary movements of the face or tongue, and sometimes of the trunk and/or extremities. Movements may be choreoathetotic in appearance. The risk of developing TD and the likelihood that TD will become irreversible increases with duration of treatment and total cumulative dosage. Additionally, the risk of developing TD is increased among the elderly, especially elderly women [see Use in Specific Populations (8.5)], and in patients with diabetes mellitus. Due to the risk of developing TD, avoid treatment with metoclopramide for longer than 12 weeks. GIMOTI is not recommended in geriatric patients as initial therapy [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].
Discontinue GIMOTI immediately in patients who develop signs and symptoms of TD. Consider treatment for established cases of TD, although in some patients TD may remit, partially or completely, within several weeks to months after GIMOTI is withdrawn.
Metoclopramide itself may suppress, or partially suppress, the signs of TD, thereby masking the underlying disease process. The effect of this symptomatic suppression upon the long-term course of TD is unknown. GIMOTI is contraindicated in patients with a history of TD [see Contraindications (4)]. Avoid GIMOTI in patients receiving other drugs that are likely to cause TD (e.g., antipsychotics).
In addition to TD, metoclopramide may cause other extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), parkinsonian symptoms, and motor restlessness. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if such symptoms occur and to discontinue GIMOTI.
Metoclopramide may cause a potentially fatal symptom complex called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). NMS has been reported in association with metoclopramide overdosage and concomitant treatment with another drug associated with NMS. Avoid GIMOTI in patients receiving other drugs associated with NMS, including typical and atypical antipsychotics.
Clinical manifestations of NMS include hyperpyrexia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, and manifestations of autonomic instability (irregular pulse or blood pressure, tachycardia, diaphoresis, and cardiac arrhythmias). Additional signs may include elevated creatine phosphokinase, myoglobinuria (rhabdomyolysis), and acute renal failure. Patients with such symptoms should be evaluated immediately.
In the diagnostic evaluation, consider the presence of other serious medical conditions (e.g., pneumonia, systemic infection) and untreated or inadequately treated extrapyramidal signs and symptoms. Other important considerations in the differential diagnosis include central anticholinergic toxicity, heat stroke, malignant hyperthermia, drug fever, serotonin syndrome, and primary central nervous system pathology.
Management of NMS includes:
Depression has occurred in metoclopramide-treated patients with and without a history of depression. Symptoms have included suicidal ideation and suicide. Avoid GIMOTI use in patients with a history of depression.
Metoclopramide may elevate blood pressure. In one study in hypertensive patients, intravenously administered metoclopramide was shown to release catecholamines; hence, avoid GIMOTI use in patients with hypertension or in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].
There are also clinical reports of hypertensive crises in patients with undiagnosed pheochromocytoma. GIMOTI is contraindicated in patients with pheochromocytoma or other catecholamine-releasing paragangliomas [see Contraindications (4)]. Discontinue GIMOTI in any patient with a rapid rise in blood pressure.
Because metoclopramide produces a transient increase in plasma aldosterone, patients with cirrhosis or congestive heart failure may be at risk of developing fluid retention and volume overload. Discontinue GIMOTI if any of these adverse reactions occur.
As with other dopamine D2 receptor antagonists, metoclopramide elevates prolactin levels. Hyperprolactinemia may suppress hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone, resulting in reduced pituitary gonadotropin secretion. This, in turn, may inhibit reproductive function by impairing gonadal steroidogenesis in both female and male patients. Galactorrhea, amenorrhea, gynecomastia, and impotence have been reported with prolactin-elevating drugs, including metoclopramide.
Hyperprolactinemia may potentially stimulate prolactin-dependent breast cancer. However, some clinical studies and epidemiology studies have not shown an association between administration of dopamine D2 receptor antagonists and tumorigenesis in humans [see Nonclinical Toxicology (13.1)].
Metoclopramide may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of hazardous tasks such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle. Concomitant use of central nervous system (CNS) depressants or drugs associated with EPS may increase this effect (e.g., alcohol, sedatives, hypnotics, opiates, and anxiolytics). Avoid GIMOTI or the interacting drug, depending on the importance of the drug to the patient [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].
Patients with moderate or severe renal or hepatic impairment, patients who are CYP2D6 poor metabolizers, and patients concurrently using strong CYP2D6 inhibitors have increased exposure to metoclopramide from GIMOTI due to reduced metabolism or excretion which may lead to an increased risk of adverse reactions, including tardive dyskinesia. Use of GIMOTI is not recommended in these patient populations since the dose of GIMOTI cannot be adjusted to reduce exposure [see Drug Interactions (7.1), Use in Specific Populations (8.6, 8.7, 8.9)].
The following adverse reactions are described, or described in greater detail, in other sections of the labeling:
The following adverse reactions have been identified from clinical studies or postmarketing reports of metoclopramide. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
The safety of GIMOTI was evaluated in clinical trials of patients with gastroparesis and established in clinical trials of oral metoclopramide.
Safety of GIMOTI
In a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of 190 male and female patients of GIMOTI 14 mg, a slightly lower than recommended dosage, administered nasally four times daily for 4 weeks, dysgeusia was the most commonly reported adverse reaction (15% of GIMOTI-treated patients and 4% of placebo-treated patients). Other adverse reactions were similar to those reported for oral metoclopramide.
Safety of Oral Metoclopramide
The most common adverse reactions (in approximately 10% of patients receiving the recommended oral metoclopramide dosage of 10 mg four times daily) were restlessness, drowsiness, fatigue, and lassitude. In general, the incidence of adverse reactions correlated with the dosage and duration of metoclopramide administration.
Adverse reactions, especially those involving the nervous system, occurred after stopping metoclopramide including dizziness, nervousness, and headaches.
Central Nervous System Disorders
Endocrine Disorders: Fluid retention secondary to transient elevation of aldosterone, galactorrhea, amenorrhea, gynecomastia, impotence secondary to hyperprolactinemia
Cardiovascular Disorders: Acute congestive heart failure, possible atrioventricular block, hypotension, hypertension, supraventricular tachycardia, bradycardia, fluid retention
Hepatic Disorders: Hepatotoxicity, characterized by, e.g., jaundice and altered liver function tests, when metoclopramide was administered with other drugs with known hepatotoxic potential
Hematologic Disorders: Agranulocytosis, neutropenia, leukopenia, methemoglobinemia, sulfhemoglobinemia
Hypersensitivity Reactions: Bronchospasm (especially in patients with a history of asthma), urticaria, rash, angioedema, including glossal or laryngeal edema
Table 1 displays the effects of other drugs on metoclopramide.
|Clinical Impact||Potential for additive effects, including increased frequency and severity of tardive dyskinesia (TD), other extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).|
|Intervention||Avoid concomitant use [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1, 5.2, 5.3)].|
|Strong CYP2D6 Inhibitors, not Included in Antipsychotic Category Above|
|Clinical Impact||Increased plasma concentrations of metoclopramide; risk of exacerbation of extrapyramidal symptoms [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].|
|Intervention||Use of GIMOTI is not recommended [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)].|
|Examples||quinidine, bupropion, fluoxetine, and paroxetine|
|Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors|
|Clinical Impact||Increased risk of hypertension [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].|
|Intervention||Avoid concomitant use.|
|Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants|
|Clinical Impact||Increased risk of CNS depression [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)].|
|Intervention||Avoid GIMOTI or the interacting drug, depending on the importance of the drug to the patient.|
|Examples||alcohol, sedatives, hypnotics, opiates, and anxiolytics|
|Drugs that Impair Gastrointestinal Motility|
|Clinical Impact||Potential for decreased effect of metoclopramide due to opposing effects on gastrointestinal motility.|
|Intervention||Monitor for reduced effect on gastrointestinal motility.|
|Examples||antiperistaltic antidiarrheal drugs, anticholinergic drugs, and opiates|
|Dopaminergic Agonists and Other Drugs that Increase Dopamine Concentrations|
|Clinical Impact||Decreased therapeutic effect of metoclopramide due to opposing effects on dopamine.|
|Intervention||Monitor for reduced therapeutic effect.|
|Examples||apomorphine, bromocriptine, cabergoline, levodopa, pramipexole, ropinirole, and rotigotine|
Table 2 displays the effects of metoclopramide on other drugs.
|Dopaminergic Agonists and Drugs Increasing Dopamine Concentrations|
|Clinical Impact||Opposing effects of metoclopramide and the interacting drug on dopamine. Potential exacerbation of symptoms (e.g., parkinsonian symptoms).|
|Intervention||Avoid concomitant use [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].|
|Examples||Apomorphine, bromocriptine, cabergoline, levodopa, pramipexole, ropinirole, rotigotine|
|Clinical Impact||Metoclopramide inhibits plasma cholinesterase leading to enhanced neuromuscular blockade.|
|Intervention||Monitor for signs and symptoms of prolonged neuromuscular blockade|
|Drugs with Absorption Altered due to Increased Gastrointestinal Motility|
|Clinical Impact||The effect of metoclopramide on other drugs is variable. Increased gastrointestinal (GI) motility by metoclopramide may impact absorption of other drugs leading to decreased or increased drug exposure.|
|Intervention||Drugs with Decreased Absorption (e.g., digoxin, atovaquone, posaconazole oral suspension*, fosfomycin): Monitor for reduced therapeutic effect of the interacting drug.
For digoxin, monitor therapeutic drug concentrations and increase the digoxin dose as needed (see prescribing information for digoxin).
Drugs with Increased Absorption (e.g., sirolimus, tacrolimus, cyclosporine): Monitor therapeutic drug concentrations and adjust the dose as needed. See prescribing information for the interacting drug.
|Clinical Impact||Increased GI motility by metoclopramide may increase delivery of food to the intestines and increase blood glucose.|
|Intervention||Monitor blood glucose and adjust insulin dosage regimen as needed.|
Published studies, including retrospective cohort studies, national registry studies, and meta-analyses, do not report a consistent pattern or a consistently increased risk of adverse pregnancy-related outcomes with oral use of metoclopramide during pregnancy. However, available data from a case report of GIMOTI use in pregnancy is insufficient to evaluate for a drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes.
There are potential risks to the neonate following exposure in utero to metoclopramide during delivery (see Clinical Considerations).
In animal reproduction studies, no adverse developmental effects were observed with oral administration of metoclopramide to pregnant rats and rabbits at exposures about 6 and 12 times the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) (see Data).
The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. All pregnancies have a background risk of birth defects, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2% to 4% and 15% to 20%, respectively.
Fetal/Neonatal Adverse Reactions
Metoclopramide crosses the placental barrier and may cause extrapyramidal signs and methemoglobinemia in neonates with maternal administration during delivery. Monitor neonates for extrapyramidal signs [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1, 5.2), Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].
Reproduction studies have been performed following administration of oral metoclopramide during organogenesis in pregnant rats at about 6 times the MRHD calculated on body surface area and in pregnant rabbits at about 12 times the MRHD calculated on body surface area. No evidence of adverse developmental effects due to metoclopramide was observed.
There are no data on the presence of metoclopramide in human milk following nasal administration; however, published data report the presence of metoclopramide in human milk in variable amounts following oral administration (see Data). Systemic exposure following nasal administration of GIMOTI 15 mg is expected to be similar to oral administration of metoclopramide 10 mg [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. Breastfed infants exposed to metoclopramide have experienced gastrointestinal adverse reactions, including intestinal discomfort and increased intestinal gas formation (see Clinical Considerations). Metoclopramide elevates prolactin levels [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)]; however, the published data are not adequate to support drug effects on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for GIMOTI and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from GIMOTI or from the underlying maternal condition.
In published clinical studies, the estimated amount of metoclopramide received by the breastfed infant was less than 10% of the maternal weight-adjusted oral dose. In one study, the estimated daily amount of metoclopramide received by infants from breast milk ranged from 6 to 24 mcg/kg/day in early puerperium (3 to 9 days postpartum) and from 1 to 13 mcg/kg/day at 8 to 12 weeks postpartum.
Metoclopramide is not recommended for use in pediatric patients due to the risk of tardive dyskinesia (TD) and other extrapyramidal symptoms as well as the risk of methemoglobinemia in neonates. The safety and effectiveness of GIMOTI in pediatric patients have not been established.
Dystonias and other extrapyramidal symptoms associated with metoclopramide are more common in pediatric patients than in adults [see Indications and Usage (1), Warnings and Precautions (5.1, 5.2)]. In addition, neonates have reduced levels of NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase, making them more susceptible to methemoglobinemia, a possible adverse reaction of metoclopramide use in neonates [see Use in Specific Populations (8.8)].
Metoclopramide is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of adverse reactions, including tardive dyskinesia (TD), may be greater in patients with impaired renal function [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1), Use in Specific Populations (8.6), Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. Elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function and may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of metoclopramide, especially elderly women, and require a lower starting dosage. GIMOTI is not recommended in geriatric patients as initial therapy. Geriatric patients receiving an alternative metoclopramide product at a stable dosage of 10 mg four times daily can be switched to GIMOTI [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].
The clearance of metoclopramide is decreased and the systemic exposure is increased in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment compared to patients with normal renal function, which may increase the risk of adverse reactions [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. GIMOTI is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 60 mL/minute), including those receiving hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)]. Use the recommended dosage of GIMOTI in patients with mild renal impairment (creatinine clearance 60 mL/minute or greater) [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].
Patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh C) have reduced systemic metoclopramide clearance (by approximately 50%) compared to patients with normal hepatic function [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. The resulting increase in metoclopramide blood concentrations increases the risk of adverse reactions. There are no pharmacokinetic data in patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh B). GIMOTI is not recommended in patients with moderate or severe (Child-Pugh B or C) hepatic impairment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)]. Use the recommended dosage of GIMOTI in patients with mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh A) [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].
Metoclopramide, by producing a transient increase in plasma aldosterone, may increase the risk of fluid retention in patients with hepatic impairment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)]. Monitor patients with hepatic impairment for the occurrence of fluid retention and volume overload.
Metoclopramide-treated patients with NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase deficiency are at an increased risk of developing methemoglobinemia and/or sulfhemoglobinemia. For patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency with metoclopramide-induced methemoglobinemia, methylene blue treatment is not recommended. Methylene blue may cause hemolytic anemia in patients with G6PD deficiency, which may be fatal [see Overdosage (10)].
Metoclopramide is a substrate of CYP2D6. The elimination of metoclopramide may be slowed in patients who are CYP2D6 poor metabolizers (compared to patients who are CYP2D6 intermediate, extensive, or ultra-rapid metabolizers), possibly increasing the risk of dystonic and other adverse reactions to metoclopramide [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. GIMOTI is not recommended in patients who are CYP2D6 poor metabolizers [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)].
Manifestations of metoclopramide overdosage included drowsiness, disorientation, extrapyramidal reactions, other adverse reactions associated with metoclopramide use (including, e.g., methemoglobinemia), and sometimes death. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) has been reported in association with metoclopramide overdose and concomitant treatment with another drug associated with NMS [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1, 5.2, 5.3)].
There are no specific antidotes for metoclopramide overdosage. If over-exposure occurs, call your Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for current information on the management of poisoning or overdosage.
Methemoglobinemia can be reversed by the intravenous administration of methylene blue. However, methylene blue may cause hemolytic anemia in patients with G6PD deficiency, which may be fatal.
Hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis do not remove significant amounts of metoclopramide.
Metoclopramide hydrochloride, the active ingredient in GIMOTI, is a dopamine-2 receptor antagonist. Metoclopramide hydrochloride is a white, crystalline, odorless substance, freely soluble in water. Its chemical name is 4-amino5-chloro-N-[2-(diethylamino)ethyl]-2-methoxy benzamide monohydrochloride monohydrate.
The molecular formula is C14H22ClN3O2∙HCl∙H2O. Its molecular weight is 354.3. The structural formula is:
GIMOTI (metoclopramide) nasal spray is for nasal administration. The product is supplied as an aqueous solution with a pH of 5.5 ± 0.5 in a 10 mL amber glass vial fitted with a metered spray pump attachment. Each unit contains 9.8 mL.
Each 70 microliter spray contains 15 mg metoclopramide, equivalent to 17.73 mg of metoclopramide hydrochloride. Inactive ingredients consist of benzalkonium chloride, citric acid monohydrate, edetate disodium dihydrate, purified water, sodium citrate dihydrate, and sorbitol.
Metoclopramide stimulates motility of the upper gastrointestinal tract without stimulating gastric, biliary, or pancreatic secretions. The exact mechanism of action of metoclopramide in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux and acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis has not been fully established. It seems to sensitize tissues to the action of acetylcholine. The effect of metoclopramide on motility is not dependent on intact vagal innervation, but it can be abolished by anticholinergic drugs.
Metoclopramide increases the tone and amplitude of gastric (especially antral) contractions, relaxes the pyloric sphincter and the duodenal bulb, and increases peristalsis of the duodenum and jejunum resulting in accelerated gastric emptying and intestinal transit. It increases the resting tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. It has little, if any, effect on the motility of the colon or gallbladder.
The absolute bioavailability of metoclopramide following nasal administration of 10 mg metoclopramide is 47% in healthy subjects compared to intravenous injection of metoclopramide 10 mg. The systemic absorption after nasal administration is lower than that after oral administration given the same dose. Following nasal administration of GIMOTI 15 mg in healthy subjects, the systemic exposure (Cmax and AUC) to metoclopramide and the time to reach Cmax (Tmax) were similar to orally administered 10 mg metoclopramide tablet.
After single nasal administration of metoclopramide at doses ranging from 10 mg to 80 mg in healthy subjects, there was a dose-proportional increase in the mean values for Cmax and AUC.
The pharmacokinetic parameters of metoclopramide in healthy subjects following a single nasal administration of GIMOTI 15 mg are summarized in Table 3.
|Cmax (ng/mL)||41.0 (19.9)|
(0.50 – 3.50)
|AUC0-t (ng∙h/mL)||349 (174.7)|
|AUC0-inf (ng∙h/mL) †||367 (184.8)|
|t1/2 (h)||8.1 (2.0)|
Metoclopramide is not extensively bound to plasma proteins (about 30%). The whole body volume of distribution is high (about 3.5 L/kg), which suggests extensive distribution of drug to the tissues.
The mean elimination half-life in individuals with normal renal function is approximately 8 hours for administration with GIMOTI 15 mg.
Metabolism: Metoclopramide undergoes enzymatic metabolism via oxidation as well as glucuronide and sulfate conjugation reactions in the liver. Monodeethylmetoclopramide, a major oxidative metabolite, is formed primarily by CYP2D6, an enzyme subject to genetic variability [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9), Use in Specific Populations (8.9)].
Patients with Renal Impairment: In a study of 24 patients with varying degrees of renal impairment (moderate, severe, and end-stage renal disease [ESRD] requiring dialysis), the systemic exposure (AUC) of metoclopramide following oral administration in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment was about 2-fold the AUC in subjects with normal renal function. The AUC of metoclopramide in patients with ESRD on dialysis was about 3.5-fold the AUC in subjects with normal renal function [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9), Use in Specific Populations (8.6)].
Patients with Hepatic Impairment: In a group of 8 patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh C), the average metoclopramide clearance was reduced by approximately 50% compared to patients with normal hepatic function after administration of oral metoclopramide [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9), Use in Specific Populations (8.7)].
Sex and Body Weight: The AUC0-t and Cmax of metoclopramide were 34% and 42% higher in females than in males, respectively, following administration of metoclopramide nasal spray to healthy subjects. Based on population pharmacokinetic analysis, lean body weight (34.3 to 93.5 kg) has a significant impact on metoclopramide pharmacokinetics, with lower systemic exposure expected with higher lean body weight. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown.
Effect of Metoclopramide on CYP2D6 Substrates
Although in vitro studies suggest that metoclopramide can inhibit CYP2D6, metoclopramide is unlikely to interact with CYP2D6 substrates in vivo at therapeutically relevant concentrations.
Effect of CYP2D6 Inhibitors on Metoclopramide
Metoclopramide 20 mg was orally administered as a single dose to 24 healthy males, without (Period 1) and with (Period 2) a concomitant dose of fluoxetine 60 mg (a strong CYP2D6 inhibitor). Between the two periods, fluoxetine was administered orally for 8 days. The subjects who received concomitant metoclopramide and fluoxetine had a 40% and 90% increase in metoclopramide Cmax and AUC0-inf, respectively, compared to subjects who received metoclopramide alone. The mean half-life for metoclopramide was increased from 5.5 (±1.1) hours to 8.5 (±2.2) hours with concomitant fluoxetine [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9), Drug Interactions (7.1)].
A 77-week study was conducted in rats with oral metoclopramide doses up to 40 mg/kg/day (about 6 times the maximum recommended human dose on body surface area basis). Metoclopramide elevated prolactin levels, and the elevation persisted during chronic administration. An increase in mammary neoplasms was found in rodents after chronic administration of metoclopramide [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)]. In a rat model for assessing the tumor promotion potential, a 2-week oral treatment with metoclopramide at a dose of 260 mg/kg/day (about 35 times the MRHD based on body surface area) enhanced the tumorigenic effect of N-nitrosodiethylamine.
Metoclopramide was positive in the in vitro Chinese hamster lung cell/HGPRT forward mutation assay for mutagenic effects and in the in vitro human lymphocyte chromosome aberration assay for clastogenic effects. It was negative in the in vitro Ames mutation assay, the in vitro unscheduled DNA synthesis assay with rat and human hepatocytes, and the in vivo rat micronucleus assay.
GIMOTI (metoclopramide) nasal spray is supplied as a solution of metoclopramide in a 10 mL Type 1 amber glass bottle fitted with a metered spray pump attachment, a protective cap, and a safety clip. Each box of GIMOTI (NDC: 72089-307-15) contains 1 bottle, with FDA-approved Patient Labeling (see Instructions for Use for proper actuation of the device).
Each actuation delivers 15 mg of metoclopramide. Each bottle contains 9.8 mL which is sufficient for 4 weeks of 4 times a day use.
Advise the patient or caregiver to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Medication Guide and Instructions for Use).
Inform the patients or their caregivers that metoclopramide can cause serious adverse reactions. Instruct patients to discontinue GIMOTI and contact a healthcare provider immediately if the following serious reactions occur:
Inform the patient or their caregiver that metoclopramide can cause drowsiness or dizziness, or otherwise impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of hazardous tasks such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)].
Inform the patients or their caregivers that concomitant treatment with numerous other medications can precipitate or worsen serious adverse reactions such as tardive dyskinesia or other extrapyramidal reactions, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and CNS depression [see Drug Interactions (7.1, 7.2)]. Explain that the prescriber of any other medication must be made aware that the patient is taking GIMOTI.
Administration Instructions [see Dosage and Administration (2.1)]
Advise the patients or their caregiver to read the Instructions for Use on how to appropriately administer GIMOTI:
|This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration||Approved: June 2020|
|Read this Medication Guide before you start taking GIMOTI and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. If you take another product that contains metoclopramide (such as REGLAN tablets, REGLAN injection, metoclopramide orally disintegrating tablets [ODT], or metoclopramide oral solution), you should read the Medication Guide that comes with that product. Some of the information may be different. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.|
|What is the most important information I should know about GIMOTI?
GIMOTI can cause serious side effects, including:
Tardive dyskinesia (abnormal muscle movements). These movements happen mostly in the face muscles. You cannot control these movements. They may not go away even after stopping GIMOTI.
Your chances for getting tardive dyskinesia increase:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you get movements you cannot stop or control, such as:
See the section "What are the possible side effects of GIMOTI?" for more information about side effects.
|What is GIMOTI?
|Do not take GIMOTI if you:
|Before taking GIMOTI, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
GIMOTI may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how GIMOTI works.
Tell your healthcare provider before you start or stop other medicines.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
|How should I take GIMOTI?
|What should I avoid while taking GIMOTI?
|What are the possible side effects of GIMOTI? GIMOTI can cause serious side effects, including:
You may still have side effects after stopping GIMOTI. You may have symptoms from stopping GIMOTI such as headaches and feeling dizzy or nervous.
Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of GIMOTI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
|How should I store GIMOTI?
|General information about the safe and effective use of GIMOTI.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use GIMOTI for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give GIMOTI to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about GIMOTI that is written for health professionals.
|What are the ingredients in GIMOTI?
Active ingredient: metoclopramide
Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, citric acid monohydrate, edetate disodium dihydrate, purified water, sodium citrate dihydrate, sorbitol.
Manufactured for Evoke Pharma, Inc. by Patheon, a Division of Thermo Fisher.
GIMOTI is a trademark of Evoke Pharma. ©2020 Evoke Pharma, Inc. All rights reserved.
For more information, go to www.evokepharma.com or call 1-833-4-GIMOTI (1-833-444-6684).
GIMOTI™ (jye-MOH-tee) (phonetic spelling)
Read this Instructions for Use before you start using GIMOTI nasal spray and each time you get a refill. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
Parts of your GIMOTI bottle
Steps to use GIMOTI
If you are not able to press and release 10 sprays from the GIMOTI nasal spray, call your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
The GIMOTI nasal spray bottle is now ready for use.
Cleaning the spray pump nozzle
If the spray pump nozzle becomes clogged, remove it for cleaning by grasping the base of the spray nozzle and pulling up.
Soak the spray nozzle in warm water and rinse. Do not try to unblock the spray nozzle by inserting a pin or other sharp object because this will damage the spray nozzle.
Dry the spray nozzle at room temperature. When the spray nozzle is dry, place the dry spray nozzle back on the GIMOTI bottle.
The used GIMOTI nasal spray may be thrown away (discarded) in the household trash.
Manufactured for Evoke Pharma, Inc. by Patheon, a Division of Thermo Fisher.
GIMOTI is a trademark of Evoke Pharma. ©2020 Evoke Pharma, Inc. All rights reserved.
For more information, go to www.evokepharma.com or call 1-833-4-GIMOTI (1-833-444-6684).
These Instructions for Use have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Approved: June 2020
FOR NASAL USE ONLY
Net Content 9.8 mL
112 metered sprays
metoclopramide hydrochloride spray
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