Pharmacology – MCQ 95 – Drug used to prevent gastric aspiration

Which one of the following drugs has been shown to offer protection from gastric aspiration syndrome in a patient with symptoms of reflux?
A. Ondansetron
B. Metoclopramide
C. Sodium citrate
D. Atropine

Correct answer : B. Metoclopramide

Metoclopramide protects against gastric aspiration by:

  • Increases tone of lower esophageal sphincter
  • Increasing rate of gastric emptying

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