Reglan


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Reglan (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Reglan (Oral)

Reglan (Oral) Medication Classification

METOCLOPRAMIDE (By mouth)

Reglan (Oral) Brandname

Reglan

Reglan (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Metoclopramide (met-oh-kloe-PRA-mide) Treats gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also treats nausea, vomiting, and heartburn that are caused by a stomach problem called gastroparesis in patients with diabetes.

When To Not Use Reglan (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to metoclopramide. You should not use this medicine if you have epilepsy (seizures), bleeding or a blockage in the intestines, or pheochromocytoma (a tumor that produces adrenalin).

How Should You Use Reglan (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Take this medicine 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you differently.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Reglan (Oral) Storage

Store Reglan (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Reglan (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Reglan (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain killers, or sedatives), or if you are using an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Reglan (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, Parkinson's disease, high blood pressure, a history of depression, or have had recent surgery on your stomach.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Reglan (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Swelling in your hands, arms, legs, or feet
  • Seizures
  • Severe muscle stiffness, tremors, or twitching
  • Trouble breathing
  • Uncontrolled movement of your face, tongue, eyes, neck, or head
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Breast swelling or tenderness
  • Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Problems having sex
  • Restlessness, confusion, trouble sleeping
  • Skin rash, itching

Reglan (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

***

Ease of Use:

***

Overall Satisfaction:

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Reviews

Reglan (Oral)
3.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Yvonne Gallant, Waterville Maine - 04/16/2009

For nearly five years, I have been taking Reglan. Reglan was the only medicine prescribed to me that actually helped for any length of time. I did have some side effects when my dosage was higher. I did not realize the side effects I experienced were related to the drug until just recently. I did occasionally have the swollen tongue that others have reported as well as a clenched jaw and leg restlessness. I frequently experience insomnia, so I cannot directly blame my use of this particular drug for that problem. Over the past year, I decreased my dosage to 10 mg two times a day. Since the decrease, I have not experienced any of the earlier mentioned side effects. I would not have connected my symptoms to Reglan if I had not seen others mention the same issues. After hearing of the more severe possible side effects from other users and my doctor, I am going to try and cut back my dosage even further. However, I know that taking one 10 mg pill daily will not help my condition. I think people should be made aware of all the potential side effects before using this drug.

Reglan (Oral)
2.5

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Toni, california - 06/03/2008

I began taking Reglan 2 weeks ago and am feeling much better. Bloating is down by 75%.

S.M.
The Bronx