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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

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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Starting out on Prozac (20mg daily), Zofran(8mg,twice daily), and Cyclizine (before bed) for gastroparesis, thoughts? Reglan (metoclopramide) didn't work out.

Starting out on Prozac (20mg daily), Zofran(8mg,twice daily), and Cyclizine (before bed) for gastroparesis, thoughts? Reglan (metoclopramide) didn't work out.

Follow GI suggestion: Gastroparesis is difficult to treat,Rx is individualized. Some times Domeperidome ( not available in US, but available in Canada) works. Ginger tea and chewing dry salted Ginger may help Nausea. ...Read more

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How effective are reglan (metoclopramide) and domperidone?

How effective are reglan (metoclopramide) and domperidone?

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

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Is metoclopramide 10 mg safe for nausia?

Is metoclopramide 10 mg safe for nausia?

Anti-nausea : Metoclopramide is an anti-nausea medication. I am not sure why you are asking this question about this very commonly used medicine for nausea. ...Read more

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Enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq x 3 months for RA + psoriasis. Very little improvement. Any downside to increasing to enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq twice weekly? Mtx not tolerated.

Enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq x 3 months for RA + psoriasis. Very little improvement. Any downside to increasing to enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq twice weekly? Mtx not tolerated.

No real downside: Tnf inhibitors like Enbrel don't increase in toxicity like other meds do. Increasing the dose to 50mg twice weekly is a good idea.But, if you don't also take methotrexate, for any reason, you will be more likely to develop antibodies against the Enbrel and neutralize it--causing it to lose most or all effectiveness.If increasing Enbrel does not work, consider another med like Humira or remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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21 w/ weekly recurring bouts of nausea and diarrhea + bloated + gas. Take Pepcid (famotidine) every day. Thinking excessive use of antacid? Clean endoscopy

21 w/ weekly recurring bouts of nausea and diarrhea + bloated + gas. Take Pepcid (famotidine) every day. Thinking excessive use of antacid? Clean endoscopy

Pepcid (famotidine) use: Pepcid will tell the parietal cells in the lining of your stomach to not produce so much acid. It has nothing to do with diarrhea or gas production. You can take imodium (loperamide) (OTC) to reduce the diarrhea and you probably have sloffed off the inner lining of your gut bec of the chronic diarrhea so you lost the enzyme (Lactase) which breaks down lactose. E. coli in your gut probably causing the gas (CO2) ...Read more

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Proper amount of compazine (prochlorperazine) per month for migraines?

Proper amount of compazine (prochlorperazine) per month for migraines?

MIGRAINE AND VOMITIN: Compazine (prochlorperazine) can help to treat nausea and vomiting which are associated with migraine. The recommended adult dose is 5-10 mg orally every 6-8 hrs as needed not round clock. It is not advised to take it very frequently as any medication has adverse effects, Compazine (prochlorperazine) may leads to side effects as it decreases the Dopamine in the body. ...Read more

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Can weekly methotrexate injections cause bad daily nausea & indigestion starting months after tolerating injections well? I'm on 1 mg folic acid/day.

Can weekly methotrexate injections cause  bad daily nausea & indigestion starting months after tolerating injections well? I'm on 1 mg folic acid/day.

See below: That would be unusual that this is occuring this late unless you have recently had your dose of Methotrexate increased. It could be also other things occuring. Discuss with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Who manufactures reglan (metoclopramide)?

Who manufactures reglan (metoclopramide)?

Several: Follow this link: http://www.Tardivedyskinesia.Com/reglan/manufacturers/index.Php.

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Bacofen 10 mg twice daily and Nortryptilline 25 mg daily , and Feosol (ferrous sulfate) ,can cause severe weight loss? 22 pounds

Bacofen 10 mg twice daily and Nortryptilline 25 mg daily , and Feosol (ferrous sulfate) ,can cause severe weight loss?  22 pounds

Not specifically.: Baclofen is a muscle relaxant, Nortriptyline is an antidepressant and Feosol (ferrous sulfate) is for anemia. I believe that your depression maybe causing your weight loss and you need to go back to your doctor to have your medication adjusted. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide dosage for children?

Metoclopramide dosage for children?

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

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Can compazine be given with reglan (metoclopramide)?

Yes: The patient may get a bit sleepy but you can. We did that very often in anesthesia when person was refractory to Compazine then we added Reglan (metoclopramide) iv. ...Read more

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Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Zofran (ondansetron) dosing: As a single dose before certain chemotherapy regimes, Granisetron can be given as a single 2mg dose, and Zofran (ondansetron) as a single 24mg dose, but only for single day chemotherapy when a high amount of nausea is anticipated. Side effects may occur and you will need to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Can i take generic Pepcid (famotidine) 20 mg 2x daily and sucralfate 1/2 gram 3x daily each day without any side effects?

Can i take generic Pepcid (famotidine) 20 mg 2x daily and sucralfate 1/2  gram 3x daily each day without any side effects?

GI meds: Hello, the medications you are taking are used for gerd, gastritis with possible peptic ulceration. The medications are very helpful especially when used together. The dosing looks good. Side effects can occur with any medication. Be sure to see your doctor, especially if you suspect and problems are still occurring. Sometimes an endoscopy and eval for a bacteria called h pylori may need treatment. ...Read more

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Experience with reglan (metoclopramide) good?

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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What happens if you overdose on reglan (metoclopramide)?

What happens if you overdose on reglan (metoclopramide)?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about the medicine reglan (metoclopramide)?

Can you tell me more about the medicine reglan (metoclopramide)?

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

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Is there another medicine besides Reglan (metoclopramide) to treat Gastroparias?

Gastroparesis: First should be what is the case of your slow gut transport? Some have use the antibiotic erythromycin to help, others have used for IBS constipation type linzess or amities, but gastroparesis is not the exact same. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Gastroparesis.: 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

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Who manufactures reglan (metoclopramide)?

Several: Follow this link: http://www.Tardivedyskinesia.Com/reglan/manufacturers/index.Php.

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How effective are reglan (metoclopramide) and domperidone?

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

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What is the drug-reglan, and what are it's negative side effects?

What is the drug-reglan, and what are it's negative side effects?

Gi medication : Increases gatric motility and helps close the lower esophogeal sphincter to prevent gastroesophogeal reflux. Diarreha , fatigue, trouble sleeping, mood changes, uncontrollrd twitching and facial muscular spasms. To name a few. ...Read more

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How safe is reglan (metoclopramide)? Used for long term gastroparesis.

How safe is reglan (metoclopramide)? Used for long term gastroparesis.

Risky: Maximum recommended duration of Reglan (metoclopramide) use is 12 weeks. It's because of the increases risk with the long term use including extrapyramidal side effects such as tardive dyskinesia, which is an involuntary movement disorder. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of reglan (metoclopramide) in colonoscopy preperation?

What is the purpose of reglan (metoclopramide) in colonoscopy preperation?

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

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Will reglan (metoclopramide) give me abnormal heartbeats and I am having severe nightmare ?

Will reglan (metoclopramide) give me abnormal heartbeats and I am having severe nightmare ?

Possibly: Reglan (metoclopramide) does have lots of side-effects, especially when you take it long term. It can have side-effects short-term as well. Have you discussed this with your doctor? That's the first place to start, good luck. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosis with gastroparesis a few weeks ago and the medicine im on iz reglan (metoclopramide). Whats the time to the pills?

With meals: Not sure what the question is asking but if you are taking this med for gastroparesis, you should take it 30 min before your big meals, so essentially, 3x/day. ...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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My daughter is being treated for gastroperisis with Reglan (metoclopramide). It has been about 4 days with minimal change. How long does Reglan (metoclopramide) usually take?

Reglan (metoclopramide): oral Reglan (metoclopramide) is sometimes useful in the treatment of gastroparesis. Although individual doses begin working immediately, it may take weeks to see the effect in someone who has chronic gastroparesis. If there is no effect, the dosage may need to be adjusted. It is important to watch for side effects while on the medication, in addition. If she is seeing no relief, talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antipsychotic?

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antipsychotic?

Reglan (metoclopramide): Is metoclopramide, used for heartburn & gastric reflux. Rarely, can cause dyskinesia, like antipsychotic medications, but is not classified as such. ...Read more

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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

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Metoclopramide (Definition)

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