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Dr. Marcus Reidenberg
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Metoclopramide (Overview)

Reglan (metoclopramide) improves GI motility and is also used to reduce nausea.


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What is metoclopramide used for?

What is metoclopramide used for?

Metoclopramide or: Reglan (metoclopramide) is a bowel stimulant, and works best to help the stomach to empty. It is used in diabetic gastroparesis. It is also used as an adjunct to to other meds for post chemo nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Marcus Reidenberg
241 doctors shared insights

Metoclopramide (Overview)

Reglan (metoclopramide) improves GI motility and is also used to reduce nausea.


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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!

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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Is metoclopramide safe?

Yes: Although when it is effective some pateints complain of abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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What are the effects of overdose on paracetamol and metoclopramide ?

What are the effects of overdose on paracetamol and metoclopramide ?

Liver failure, spasm: Paracetamol (= Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) is an example in us) overdose can be fatal. It is toxic to the liver in high doses, and can lead to acute liver failure. Metoclopramide (reglan in us, maxolon in uk) can cause an acute dystonic reaction, which consists of involuntary movements/spasms. It is important never to take a higher dose of any med than prescribed or labeled. If overdosed, go to er. ...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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What is the drug-reglan, and what are it's negative side effects?

What is the drug-reglan, and what are it's negative side effects?

Gi medication : Increases gatric motility and helps close the lower esophogeal sphincter to prevent gastroesophogeal reflux. Diarreha , fatigue, trouble sleeping, mood changes, uncontrollrd twitching and facial muscular spasms. To name a few. ...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