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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?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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