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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
Can the any of these medications be causing high blood pressure? Benadryl? Phenagran? And or reglan (metoclopramide)?
All could be: If you look at the possible side effect profile for each of the drugs you mentioned, high blood pressure is listed as a possible side effect for each one. Side effect profiles for drugs are very patient dependent and very hard to predict. Sometimes starting and stopping medications in an orderly fashion can determine if one is causing the undesired side effect. Talk with your doc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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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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
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
34 f diangosis idiopathic gastroperisos. Gained 20lbs in one month. Could this be from the Reglan (metoclopramide) I was taking to treat the gastroperisos? If not, causes?
Sudden weight gain is a side effect of Reglan (metoclopramide).
Idiopathic means that no cause has been identified. Make sure your doctor has ruled out diabetes (glucose levels can damage the vagus nerve) and other identifiable causes of gastroparesis including nervous system diseases such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis, before calling it idiopathic. ...Read more
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
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
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
Reglan (metoclopramide): Up to 6 hours if given orally. ...Read more
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