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.

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Can doctors prescribe reglan (metoclopramide) and domperidone for the purpose of lactation?

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...

Diagnosed with mild gastropatesisgiven reglan (metoclopramide) but due to its side effects too scared to take doc gave me prescription for domperidone is this safer?

Meds. Both medications are dopamine blockers, so they are similar in pharmacological action. The most concerning side effect from both is extra pyramidal symptoms (most common is a lock jaw like syndrome). In Reglan (metoclopramide) this can happen up to 10 percent esp in people under 30. Comparisons has a 2 percent risk of this. Read more...

Should I take reglan/domperidone for gastroparesis?

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." Read more...