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Why is reglan (metoclopramide) prescribed for beefy tongue?

Why is reglan (metoclopramide) prescribed for beefy tongue?

Hmmm..: Reglan (metoclopramide) has some bad side effects... Should be avoided if possible... Beefy tongue is usually caused by b-12 deficiency... Regulan does not apply. ...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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My daughter's told her vargas nerve may be damaged and was prescribed Reglan (metoclopramide). She can't be on it for a long time, what can she do when she goes off it?

My daughter's told her vargas nerve may be damaged and was prescribed Reglan (metoclopramide). She can't be on it for a long time, what can she do when she goes off it?

Concerns: How and why has this information been confirmed? Regian is used for gastrointestinal symptoms, and does not imply abnormality of a major cranial nerve. This seems confusing to me and I believe you need a second opinion. ...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?

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

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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

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I was diagnosed with silent reflux & gastroparesis. I was prescribed Reglan (metoclopramide) . Having heart palps and stopped reglan (metoclopramide). Can 500 mg cause this too?

I was diagnosed with silent reflux & gastroparesis.  I was prescribed  Reglan (metoclopramide) .  Having heart palps and stopped reglan (metoclopramide).  Can 500 mg  cause this  too?

Check dosage: Side effects of reglan (metoclopramide) can be quite serious, but heart palpitations is not one of them. However, I am concerned about the dosage you are saying. Is that over 24 hr? 10mg every four hours is the higher end of normal, and Reglan (metoclopramide) is not a medicine you want to take for long periods of time. Please see the Rx'ing MD regarding this, and to go over your other medications and symptoms. ...Read more

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Prescribed reglan to alternate with imitrex for acute migraine attacks. I take topimax, doxipin and seroquel. What im reading is scaring me. Dr. Said possible interactions but these sound severe. Are these agents ever safe to combine?

Prescribed reglan to alternate with imitrex for acute migraine attacks. I take topimax, doxipin and seroquel. What im reading is scaring me. Dr. Said possible interactions but these sound severe. Are these agents ever safe to combine?

Rx moderation: That regimen should be alright if the doses moderate. Clearly, you could develop issues with overheating with first two and irregular rhythm with last two. Very important--are they helping h/a? New onset h/a, after MVA? Need to know cause and perhaps better able to focus treatment for your individual case. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me reglan (metoclopramide) 5mg to take 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime. How many hours apart from supper to bedtime do I need to wait?

My doctor prescribed me reglan (metoclopramide) 5mg to take 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime. How many hours apart from supper to bedtime do I need to wait?

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 using it casually, especially if to be taken over a long period of time, and at 4 times daily. What is your indication for the drug? ...Read more

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Metoclopramide (Definition)

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