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How safe is reglan (metoclopramide)? Used for long term gastroparesis.

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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How safe is reglan (metoclopramide)? Used for long term gastroparesis.

Risky: Maximum recommended duration of Reglan (metoclopramide) use is 12 weeks. It's because of the increases risk with the long term use including extrapyramidal side effects such as tardive dyskinesia, which is an involuntary movement disorder. ...Read more

Reglan (Definition)

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


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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Long term effects for shaking babies?

Long term effects for shaking babies?

Varies: This can result is death from brain hemorrhage relatively quickly. In some cases the infant can survive the initial injury only to face life with cerebral palsy.They often suffer seizures, poor health and die before they reach their teens. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of phenergan (promethazine)?

Long term side effects of phenergan (promethazine)?

Seizures, rare.: Rare side effects include seizures, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder. This consists of muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability, and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated plasma creatine phosphokinase. ...Read more

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Long term tramadol use?

Long term tramadol use?

Tramadol: Any medication used long term is not a good idea especially if its used for pain. There are issues of tolerance and possible dependence with tramadol when used long term. I would strongly caution against use long term. ...Read more

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What effects can long term omeorazole use have?

What effects can long term omeorazole use have?

Reduced acid: Usually long term use is not a problem- although suppressing acid for too long may lead to lack of complete digestion is some circumstances. Duodenal ulcers can be healed in 6-8 weeks of Omeprazole (or any other proton pump inhibitor or an h2 blocker). So unless there is chronic reflux, stopping therapy may be a good idea periodically. ...Read more

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What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports activities. They cause injury to stomach, kidneys, prevent your body from rebuilding cartilage in your joints from every day wear and tear, and stop your body from healing an acute injury like a tendon injury or an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Will taking ppi's cause long term problems?

Will taking ppi's cause long term problems?

Decreased calcium: Newer studies shed light on the risk of osteopenia or osteoporosis because of decreased absorption of calcium with long term use of proton pump inhibitors. For patients who are planned to be on ppi therapy or more than 3 months it is recommended to take supplemental calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

Many: Short term- weight loss, tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid, esophageal ulcers, nuitritional and electrolyte imbalances and skipped periods. Long term- no menses, cardiac irregular heartbeats that could result in cardiac arrest and death and, kidney failure from severe dehydration. ...Read more

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Clozaril (clozapine) long term side effect?

Clozaril (clozapine) long term side effect?

Has many.: There appear to be many side effects with this antipsychotic medication. Common ones are extreme constipation, bed-wetting, night-time drooling, muscle stiffness, sedation, tremors, orthostasis, hyperglycemia, and weight gain. Others are agranulocytosis, CNS depression, leukopenia, neutropenia, seizure disorder, bone marrow suppression, dementia, hypotension, and myocarditis. ...Read more

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Short term exposure to mold have long term health effects?

Short term exposure to mold have long term health effects?

Allergy Symptoms: It is always difficult to predict short term exposure to molds in every individual.But majority of people including children exposed to molds even for short periods will have allergy symptoms like nasal and sinus congestion/sore throat and chest tightness,cough and wheezing ...Read more

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Is olanzapine okay for long term usage ?

Is olanzapine okay for long term usage ?

There are risks: The most common of which are weight gain and metabolic syndrome (diabetes with other metabolic changes). Also these carry a black box warning of increasing all cause mortality (but this really applies to the elderly) That being said it can be very effective in the right person and for the right condition. If you are taking it for pain then the risk/benefit may not warrant using this medication ...Read more

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Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

Long term side effects of taking prevacid or protonix (pantoprazole)?

PPI side effects: Prevacid, protonix, (pantoprazole) Prilosec (& their generic equivalents) are similar, very well tolerated medications called proton pump inhibitors. In the short term they can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap)--like bone thinning, low magnesium, c.Difficile. ...Read more

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Long term effects of curcumin?

Long term effects of curcumin?

Years of use: Turmeric has been used traditionally for a very long time as a food coloring and spice, and for a number of disorders, it us used medicinally and preventatively in some cultures. Long term: possible indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, may cause liver problems, might cause ulcers if you take too much. It can also increase bleeding, so don't use before surgery. It may interact with a number of meds. ...Read more

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Long term insomnia solutions?

Long term insomnia solutions?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene, less stress, exercise, not eating heavily at night, not using substances of abus..Tapering off anti-anxiety agents (mostly the benzodiazepines) that could cause gaba receptors to be activated in the daytime.. ...Read more

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Immediate or long term reactions/side effects for gonadotropins?

Immediate or long term reactions/side effects for gonadotropins?

Multiples, OHSS: Multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation are the two most common side effects of gonadotropins. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide (Definition)

Reglan (metoclopramide) improves GI motility and is also ...Read more