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I was given Reglan in ER Wed, April 12, via IV. I spent the next 3 days climbing the walls with anxiety. Should I now list this med as an allergy?

I was given Reglan in ER Wed, April 12, via IV. I spent the next 3 days climbing the walls with anxiety. Should I now list this med as an allergy?

Intolerance: Allergic reaction is mediated by an immune reaction. Yours is an intolerance which may be dose-related. When asked, you probably should just tell people that you are allergic since most of them don't understand what intolerance of a drug is. ...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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25 year-old woman with IBS-C the past 3 years, has gastroparesis, and is not responding to the usual therapies for constipation.....?

25 year-old woman with IBS-C the past 3 years, has gastroparesis, and is not responding to the usual therapies for constipation.....?

Maybe not IBS...so: Consider testing for GI transit--e.g. rule out colonic inertia, rectal dyssynergia. If prefer to defer additiional testing, consider empiric course of Linzess, Trulance, Movantik, Relistor--looks like you have not tried contemporary prescription therapy. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) a safe drug for your stomach?

Is reglan (metoclopramide) a safe drug for your stomach?

Possibly: Reglan (metoclopramide) has been used for nausea as well as to increase GI motility - it is effective, but has some potentially dangerous side effects. Most physicians seldom use it long term. ...Read more

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Is there another medicine besides Reglan (metoclopramide) to treat Gastroparias?

Is there another medicine besides Reglan (metoclopramide) to treat Gastroparias?

Gastroparesis: First should be what is the case of your slow gut transport? Some have use the antibiotic erythromycin to help, others have used for IBS constipation type linzess or amities, but gastroparesis is not the exact same. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosis with gastroparesis a few weeks ago and the medicine im on iz reglan (metoclopramide). What's the time to the pills?

I was recently diagnosis with gastroparesis a few weeks ago and the medicine im on iz reglan (metoclopramide). What's the time to the pills?

With meals: Not sure what the question is asking but if you are taking this med for gastroparesis, you should take it 30 min before your big meals, so essentially, 3x/day. ...Read more

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My doctor wants me to take Reglan (metoclopramide) for nausea and the warnings scare me bad! Is there another drug that I can take other than that one? I won't take it

My doctor wants me to take Reglan (metoclopramide) for nausea and the warnings scare me bad! Is there another drug that I can take other than that one? I won't take it

Nausea: What is causing your nausea? If it is just plain nausea, would you like to try very very cold ginger ale almost icy. You have to know the cause of your nausea so it can be address correctly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about the medicine reglan (metoclopramide)?

Can you tell me more about the medicine reglan (metoclopramide)?

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

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I am wondering about a prescribed drug metoclopramide. I was given it for morning sickness I am almost 7 weeks pregnant!

I am wondering about a prescribed drug metoclopramide. I was given it for morning sickness I am almost 7 weeks pregnant!

What's the quest?: This is a very common medication given to pregnant women for nausea. It has a good safety record and very few side effects. If there is something else you wanted to know please clarify the question. ...Read more

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I've have Gastroparesis, my Ex Gastrologist put me on Metoclopramide I Herd long term use of this Medicine causes Parkinson's Disease is this true?

I've have Gastroparesis, my Ex Gastrologist put me on Metoclopramide I Herd long term use of this Medicine causes Parkinson's Disease is this true?

Symptoms yes: Although this is uncommon, Parkinsonians symptoms have been a noted adverse effect, but the drug can be stopped and symptoms will generally resolve. The drug does not CAUSE Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide dosage for children?

Metoclopramide dosage for children?

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

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What is the side effect of metoclopramide.?

What is the side effect of metoclopramide.?

Metroclopramide side: Decreasd energy, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, restlessness, tiredness and trouble sleeping
but this drug is well tolerated by most of patients and side effects are uncommon. ...Read more

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How effective are reglan (metoclopramide) and domperidone?

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

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Anaesthesia indications difference between ondanestron and metoclopramide?

It depends: A decision is more dependent on relative potential side effects of the medications, availability, cost, and their effectiveness than on the anesthesia used. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of reglan (metoclopramide) in colonoscopy preperation?

What is the purpose of reglan (metoclopramide) in colonoscopy preperation?

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

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I was wondering are compazine and reglan (metoclopramide) related?

I was wondering are compazine and reglan (metoclopramide) related?

No: Compazine is a phenothiazine-antihistamine. Reglan (metoclopramide) is a dopamine inhibitor with a host of potential serious side effects. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antacid?

Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antacid?

No: Antacids are buffers that bind to acid in the stomach. They are available over the counter. Reglan (metoclopramide) is Metoclopramide which is a medication that is typically prescribed by a doctor and is used to promote stomach emptying in patients, typically diabetics. Nerve damage to the stomach may lead to gastroparesis in these patients which slows output from the stomach. ...Read more

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By which mechanism metoclopramide causing fluid retention?

By which mechanism metoclopramide causing fluid retention?

Not fully Understood: According to PDR fact sheet, see attached, Metoclopramide may cause fluid retention in some cases, its mechanism for such action is not fully understood, as are its effects on pregnancy. Pl consult doctor/OB as needed before starting this medication. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to metoclopramide and omeprazole?

Are there any alternatives to metoclopramide and omeprazole?

Yes: It all depends on why you are using them. Metoclopromide is not a safe medication to be taking chronically. There are many other ppis beside omeprazole. ...Read more

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Dosage of reglan (metoclopramide) to increase breastfeeding?

Dosage of reglan (metoclopramide) to increase breastfeeding?

DO NOT USE!!: Reglan (metoclopramide) has a Black Box Warning from the FDA. This is only used when a drug poses serious side effects. Reglan (metoclopramide)
can cause tardive dyskinesia. The internet and chat rooms
are filled with discussions of supplements or medications to increase breast milk. Most don't work or are outright dangerous. It makes no sense to treat yourself AND YOUR BABY with medication for a non-illness. ...Read more

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Can someone develop tardive dyskinesia from reglan (metoclopramide)?

Can someone develop tardive dyskinesia from reglan (metoclopramide)?

Of course: It is well documented that chronic use of Reglan (metoclopramide) has been linked to tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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What is the connection between reglan (metoclopramide) and tardive dyskinesia?

Phenothiazine effect: Raglan is a phenothiazine and like Phenergan (promethazine) or thorazine has an occasional side effect of abnormal motor movements called tar dive dyskinesia - sometimes permanent. ...Read more

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Can using Reglan (metoclopramide) over several years cause Parkinson's syndrome?

Possible: Stop it now. The FDA issued a warning that if any movement disorder occurs to discontinue it and call your doctor. The warning also states that it should not be used for more than 12 weeks "in all but rare cases where therapeutic benefit is thought to outweigh the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia."
Side effects may mimic Parkinsonism. ...Read more

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Any known bad out comes to people using reglan (metoclopramide) to supress vomiting?

Yes: Treatment with Reglan (metoclopramide) for prolonged period of time or in high doses can cause tardive dyskinesia- a seriouse often irreversible movement disorder. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's irresponsible for doctors to prescribe reglan (metoclopramide) for lactation?

Please advise if it's irresponsible for doctors to prescribe reglan (metoclopramide) for lactation?

DO NOT USE!!: Reglan (metoclopramide) has a Black Box Warning from the FDA. This is only used when a drug poses serious side effects. Reglan (metoclopramide)
can cause tardive dyskinesia. The internet and chat rooms
are filled with discussions of supplements or medications to increase breast milk. Most don't work or are outright dangerous. It makes no sense to treat yourself AND YOUR BABY with medication for a non-illness. ...Read more

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Does metoclopramide help gastritis nausea, particularly in the morning? If so, when is the best time to take it

Does metoclopramide help gastritis nausea, particularly in the morning? If so, when is the best time to take it

Reconsider this Rx: 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 taking it casually for the indication you describe. ...Read more

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Hi, can you take painkillers while taking metoclopramide hydrochloride 5ml oral solution two 5ml spoonfuls 3 times a day?

Yes but...: You can take these medications together. However, metaclopramide is usually used to speed up gut motility and narcotic pain medications can slow down transport in the gut. So taking the narcotic may remove the benefit of the metaclopramide ...Read more

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Two docs have told me TD resulting from Reglan (metoclopramide) use for idiopathic gastroparesis is reversible, and two say it's not. Who's correct?

All 4 are correct!: Bazinga! Everyone wins here except the patient who ends up with the permanent side effects of TD. I know cuz I've seen it happen & it's not fun. Darn thing is, we can't predict who'll reverse & who won't. If it reverses when med's stopped then? REVERSIBLE! If it doesn't then, NOT REVERSIBLE. Better question- MUST you TREAT? The answer may surprise you. Write me: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Metoclopramide (Definition)

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