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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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What meds can I take for GERD if i'm already taking Pepcid and reglan (metoclopramide)? What will help the mucus? I can't eat or swollow pills

What meds can I take for GERD if i'm already taking Pepcid and reglan (metoclopramide)? What will help the mucus? I can't eat or swollow pills

PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors, such as Omeprazole (prilosec) or Lansoprazole (prevacid) or zegerid can be taken over-the-counter for gerd. Certain other things such as avoidance of fried and fatty foods, assuming supine position after meals, avoiding tight clothes, elevating the head of your bed may further help your gerd. ...Read more

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Are the meds Chlorpromazine,Haloperidol, metoclopramide, phenytoin,valproic acid,&carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups.How long to take?

Are the meds Chlorpromazine,Haloperidol,
metoclopramide,
phenytoin,valproic acid,&carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups.How long to take?

Not all of them: Usually ALL those drugs is not not safe for hiccups. All those medications used alone have been used in the past for hiccups and are relatively safe though there may be some side effects. ...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?

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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Is metoclopramide safe?

Yes: Although when it is effective some pateints complain of abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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What is metoclopramide used for?

What is metoclopramide used for?

Metoclopramide or: Reglan (metoclopramide) is a bowel stimulant, and works best to help the stomach to empty. It is used in diabetic gastroparesis. It is also used as an adjunct to to other meds for post chemo nausea and vomiting. ...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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Experience with reglan (metoclopramide) good?

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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What to do if I took two metoclopramide 5mg tablets by accident?

What to do if I took two metoclopramide 5mg tablets by accident?

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

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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?

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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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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I have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis,taking 3 mg Metoclopramide a day still nauseated ,is 50mg 3 times a day safe?

I have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis,taking 3 mg Metoclopramide a day still nauseated ,is 50mg 3 times a day safe?

Sounds like too much: Metoclopramide (Reglan (metoclopramide)) starts at 5 mg, then goes up in 5 mg increments (10 mg, 15 mg). I have never heard of a 3 mg dose. I have heard of doses as high as 1-2 mg/kg body weight (which would come out to 75 mg to 150 mg for an "average" person) given in conjunction with chemo. But high doses of Reglan (metoclopramide) can lead to neuro damage: uncontrollable muscle movements of lips, tongue, eye, hand. So stay low. ...Read more

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What's the problem with taking Compazine together with Reglan (metoclopramide)? If they can't be taken together, how long after taking Compazine can I take Reglan (metoclopramide)?

What's the problem with taking Compazine together with Reglan (metoclopramide)? If they can't be taken together, how long after taking Compazine can I take Reglan (metoclopramide)?

Severe side effects: Any med has some risk of side effects; when prescribing, we balance benefits against risks. When combining Compazine with Reglan (metoclopramide), (metoclopramide) rare risks of side effects of each are magnified & include confusion, fever, fast heart rate, stiff muscles,& involuntary movements. Recommend asking a pharmacist how long after Compazine it's safe to take Reglan (metoclopramide).Zofran (ondansetron) may be safer choice to ask doc about ...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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Metoclopramide (Definition)

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