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Coming Off Metoclopramide
Metoclopramide increases emptying of food from the stomach and decreases symptoms of nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and fullness,. It should ideally be taken 30 minutes before meals. It's use in pregnancy should be reserved for severe conditions where the risks to the baby of not treating exceed the potential ...Read more
Reconsider this drug: Metaclopramide (reglan) is a pro-motility agent to improve esophageal and stomach emptying. The side effects can be lingering, serious, and dose — & duration-dependent. I would suggest you discuss alternatives to this drug with your doc. If you intentionally overdosed please call 911 now. ...Read more
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Why ?: Why are you talking metoclopramide? You do not have to eat more than you should, otherwise you will end up gaining significant amount of weight ...Read more
If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Don't worry.: This time you will be OK. You need to be careful about how you are taking your medications in the future, however. Good luck ...Read more
Reconsider this drug: Metaclopramide (reglan) is a pro-motility agent to improve esophageal and stomach emptying. However, please read the side effect profile of this medication--it may make you reconsider using it casually, especially if to be taken more than a few doses. What is your indication for the drug? ...Read more
34 f diangosis idiopathic gastroperisos. Gained 20lbs in one month. Could this be from the Reglan (metoclopramide) I was taking to treat the gastroperisos? If not, causes?
Sudden weight gain is a side effect of Reglan (metoclopramide).
Idiopathic means that no cause has been identified. Make sure your doctor has ruled out diabetes (glucose levels can damage the vagus nerve) and other identifiable causes of gastroparesis including nervous system diseases such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis, before calling it idiopathic. ...Read more
Depends wt/age: The dose depends on indication, child's age and weight. In general for reflux 0.1-0.2 mg/kg orally or IV for children < 6 years old is dose. For age 6-14 years old generally 2.5 to 5 mg orally or IV prescribed. Higher doses up to 1-2 mg/kg used for treatment of postoperative or chemotherapy related nausea & vomiting. Dose needs adjustment if there is kidney impairment. ...Read more
Devils drug!: This drug has a "black box" warning for many good reasons. It should be used only before surgery to empty gastric contents. It is grossly overused by many colleagues. It will always elevate prolactin, which in both sexes dampnes libido, causes depression, etc. Bad drug. Also, can cause tardive dyskinesia, which can be permanent. ...Read more
Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." July 31, 2013 ...Read more
Reglan (metoclopramide): Up to 6 hours if given orally. ...Read more
Helps: Reglan (metoclopramide) helps the stomach empty faster, pushing the large volume of the typical liquid prep out faster, lessening the chance of you vomiting it up because it doesn't go through quick enough. ...Read more
Possibly: Reglan (metoclopramide) does have lots of side-effects, especially when you take it long term. It can have side-effects short-term as well. Have you discussed this with your doctor? That's the first place to start, good luck. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis and put on Metoclopramide 3times a day, imstillnausaiated any suggestions?
Discuss further: I recommend discussing further with you gastroenterologist. Metoclopramide can be a good medication, however if it is not working, then it might be time to move on to the next therapy if you have given it enough of a trial. Ask your doctor to review all the options that area available. Ask them to review the plan of care. ...Read more
7yrs ago I took Reglan (metoclopramide) for 2yrs without any bad side effects. If I take it again, am I still at risk for side effects?
Reglan (metoclopramide): The risk of side effects remain the same Most of the side effects of reglan (metoclopramide) are more scary than dangerous ...Read more