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There are few trials that have evaluated the effect of pharmacological treatments for early satiety, and symptom responses to prokinetics do not necessarily correlate with objective response . Metoclopramide is used most frequently to treat satiety and there is evidence that metoclopramide improves early satiety in patients with cancer and gastroparesis . Nelson and colleagues  reported the use of metoclopramide in 20 patients with advanced cancer; although appetite, bloating, belching, and nausea improved, only 4 out of 18 individuals saw an improvement in early satiety.
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