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Reglan And Compazine
Anti-nausea: No. They are for the same medical condition. ...Read more
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
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/tigan: In general there shouldn't be a problem with this combination in the short term. ...Read more
Can emend be effective on its own for vomiting and nausea? I cant tolerate zofran (ondansetron) or zofran (ondansetron) class drugs.
Preventively only: Emend s effective when administered ahead of time to prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy but isn't effective after the fact. Emend has quite a number of side effects and interactions with other medications. You need to discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more
Might back fire: Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prokinetic, meaning it makes the gut move faster. It can make it move faster one way or the other . So if you are having vomiting or diarrhea, it could make it worse. Reglan (metoclopramide) is used in folks whose GI tracts do not move well, ie delayed gastric emptying. If you have been prescribed this, then talk to you doctor. Don't every use something prescribed for someone else. Try probiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compazine (prochlorperazine): Side effects of Compazine (prochlorperazine) can be serious and are related to the compound itself, which is a mild anti-psychotic drug with structure similar to other older antiphyschotics. Serious effects can involve spastic movement, temperature increase and muscle breakdown with high fever that is life threatening in rare cases. More common is spastic movements called extra-pyramidal effects, disjointed mvmt. ...Read more
Not without Dx.: Zofran (ondansetron) is for vomiting and Imodium is for diarrhea, and they can be taken together, BUT I would be sure you have a diagnosis that justifies their use. There are certain illnesses for which you would not want to take either as their use can be counterproductive to your getting better. Have you consulted with a physician regarding your symptoms? You should not take them without a diagnosis. ...Read more
How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?
Caution Advised: The combination of these two medicines can increase the anticholinergic (antagonizes the action of acetylcholine) adverse effects which include: central nervous system depression with confusion and somnolence (sleepiness) blurred vision increased thirst constipation hyperpyrexia (increased temperature) the combo can also decrease the efficacy of the elavil (amitriptyline). Please talk with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are zofran, ativan and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?
They work well...: Every patient is different with respect to the best combination of anti-nausea medicines that works for them. We tailor an anti-nausea regimen based on the patient and what chemotherapy they are receiving. There are other medications that can be added to the ones you mentioned, as well as acupressure and acupuncture (applied safely) that can help patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer