Reglan refers to gastrointestinal stimulants and anti-nauseates. It helps move food and acid out of the stomach more quickly by raising the movement of the stomach and intestines. It can also help in certain areas in the brain to reduce nausea.
It may be used for curing symptoms of a certain digestive problem in diabetic patients (diabetic gastro paresis). It may also be used for purposes among other things according to your doctor’s prescription.
Use Metoclopramide according to doctor’s prescription.
- Take Reglan by mouth 30 minutes before food unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Reglan may begin to effect after several days or weeks. Do not stop using Metoclopramide until you talk to your doctor.
If you have any questions, talk to your health care provider and find out more about using Reglan.
If you didn’t take dose of Reglan in time, use it as soon as possible. But in the case if it is a time to take a new one, instead of missed dose take your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at the same time.
Keep Metoclopramide at the temperature of 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Keep away from heat, moisture, and light. Keeping in bathroom is not appropriate. Do not permit children or pets to reach Reglan.
Reglan Safety information
Metoclopramide is contra-indicated for:
- those, who take cabergoline or pergolide;
- those who are allergic to any component in Reglan;
- those, who have seizures (e.g., epilepsy); bleeding, blockage, or perforation in your stomach or intestines; or tumors on your adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma);
- those, who take medicines such as phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine), that may cause extrapyramidal reactions (abnormal, involuntary muscle movements of the head, neck, or limbs).
If any of these pertain to you, inform your doctor or health care provider.
Important to know before using Metoclopramide:
- If Reglan causes drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not take it with alcohol or some medicines in order not to make these effects worse. Be careful using Reglan. Do not perform other probably unsafe tasks if you do not know your reaction to it.
- The fatal syndrome that can be caused by Reglan is a Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Among syndromes can be fever; stiff muscles; confusion; abnormal thinking; fast or irregular heartbeat; and sweating. If any of these syndromes appear, inform your doctor immediately.
- While taking Metoclopramide do not drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) unless you talk to your doctor; their effects may be increased by it. If you have any questions what kind of medicines may cause drowsiness, consult with your pharmacist.
- Diabetes patients – Reglan may take effect on your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels thoroughly. Before changing your diabetes medicine dose, talk to your doctor.
- While you take Metoclopramide, you may perform lab tests, including liver and kidney function tests. These tests may be used for observing your state or checking for side effects. Be aware you follow all doctor and lab prescriptions.
- You should not use Metoclopramide for treatment of children younger than 15 years old, because safety and effect on these children have not been proved by clinical tests.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you know you are pregnant, inform your doctor. It is necessary to define positive and negative consequences of Reglan while you are pregnant. Breast milk contains Metoclopramide. Consult with your doctor if you are or will be breast-feeding while taking Reglan. Define all probable risks to your baby.
- Supplementary information: Reglan should be used only by person who has doctor’s prescription. Do not share Metoclopramide with other people if it was not prescribed to them by a healthcare professional.
Reglan Side Effects
Inform your doctor if some of these common side effects become apperant:
- decreased energy; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nausea; restlessness; tiredness; trouble sleeping.
Seek medical care if some of these severe side effects appear:
- such harsh allergic reaction as rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, unusual hoarseness; abnormal thinking; confusion; dark urine; decreased coordination; decreased sexual ability; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever; hallucinations; loss of bladder control; mental or mood changes (e.g., depression, anxiety, agitation, jitteriness); seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, headache, or trouble sleeping; severe or persistent restlessness, including inability to sit still; shortness of breath; stiff or rigid muscles; sudden increased sweating; sudden unusual weight gain; swelling of the arms, legs, or feet; uncontrolled muscle movements (e.g., of the arms, legs, tongue, jaw, cheeks; twitching; tremors); vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes.