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I have had some pretty nasty heartburn with this pregnancy. I told the dr. and she prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) - anybody used this?

I have had some pretty nasty heartburn with this pregnancy. I told the dr. and she prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) - anybody used this?

Be very wary: I would not recommend Reglan (metoclopramide) in pregnancy. It has black box warnings from the FDA, with a strong recommendation for "short-term (4 to 12 weeks) therapy for adults with symptomatic, documented gastroesophageal reflux who fail to respond to conventional therapy." It is not to be used in the pediatric population. Side effects in toddlers have included severe muscle spasm. Fetal effects unknown. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is metoclopramide safe?

Is metoclopramide safe?

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

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What to do if i overdosed on metoclopramide?

What to do if i overdosed on metoclopramide?

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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What's clomipramine metoclopramide?

Trycyclic: Clomipramine belongs to the class of trycyclic antidepressants. It is commonly used for treating obsessive compulsive disorder. Refer to this link for more info- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000990/. ...Read more

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Is metoclopramide considered a sedative?

No.: It is a drug that helps with emptying of the stomach and is used when a physician needs to make sure the stomach is empty or if the stomach is functioning/emptying properly. A side effect can be drowsiness. ...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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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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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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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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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


Dr. Marcus Reidenberg
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Metoclopramide (Definition)

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