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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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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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?

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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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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Im 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

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