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Doctor insights on: Metoclopramide Allergy In Children

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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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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?

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?

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?

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

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I'm allergic to Compazine, was recently prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) and it gave me the same side affects. Was the dr right in giving me relan?

I'm allergic to Compazine, was recently prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) and it gave me the same side affects. Was the dr right in giving me relan?

Probable: You have an idiosyncratic response to these two drugs. The neuromuscular responses may be quite similar but these two drugs do not share similar allergenic or chemical structure. I can't tell you whether it is appropriate for the doctor to prescribe Reglan (metoclopramide) for you not knowing much about your history or previous response to alternate therapy. ...Read more

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Will oral reglan (metoclopramide) really have a similar effect on headaches as IV reglan (metoclopramide)? Can only tolerate 5mg w/o severe restlessnes (can't be sedated all the time)

Reglan (metoclopramide): You would still have similar side effects taking oral or IV reglan (metoclopramide). If you have restlessness related to this medication, consider to discuss with your doctor to possibly change to another agent for your problem. ...Read more

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What does Metoclopramide do to the Stomach?

What does Metoclopramide do to the Stomach?

Enhances peristalsis: This drug helps the stomach empty. It is used for gastroparesis a condition that diabetics may have. It also helps nausea. Not a good medicine for long term use because of side effects that cause movement disorders that mimic Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Experience with reglan (metoclopramide) good?

Experience with reglan (metoclopramide) good?

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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Should I eat more often when taking metoclopramide?

Why?: Why are you talking metoclopramide? You do not have to eat more than you should, other wise you will end up gaining significant amount of weight ...Read more

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What happens if you overdose on reglan (metoclopramide)?

What happens if you overdose on reglan (metoclopramide)?

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

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What to do if I took two metoclopramide 5mg tablets by accident?

What to do if I took two metoclopramide 5mg tablets by accident?

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

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Is metoclopramide side effect permanent?

Is metoclopramide side effect permanent?

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

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Is metoclopramide 10 mg safe for nausia?

Is metoclopramide 10 mg safe for nausia?

Anti-nausea: Metoclopramide is an anti-nausea medication. I am not sure why you are asking this question about this very commonly used medicine for nausea. ...Read more

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Who manufactures reglan (metoclopramide)?

Who manufactures reglan (metoclopramide)?

Several: Follow this link:
http://www. Tardivedyskinesia. Com/reglan/manufacturers/index. Php. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide (Definition)

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