Generic Name: Reglan
What is Reglan?
Your doctor may adjust your dose of insulin. Interactions that can make your drugs less effective When metoclopramide is used with certain drugs, it may not work as well to treat your condition. When certain drugs are used with metoclopramide, they may not work as well. Examples of these drugs include: Digoxin. Your doctor should monitor your digoxin blood levels closely. Allergy warning Metoclopramide can cause a severe allergic reaction.
Symptoms can include: trouble breathing rash hives swelling of your throat or tongue If you have an allergic reaction, call your doctor or local poison control center right away.
Alcohol interaction Drinking alcohol can increase the side effects of sleepiness, dizziness, and confusion from metoclopramide. Warnings for people with certain health conditions For people with stomach or intestinal problems: This drug increases the movement of food in your digestive tract.
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Stop using Reglan and call your doctor at once if you have tremors or uncontrolled muscle movements, fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, rapid breathing, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself, hallucinations, anxiety, agitation, seizure, or jaundice yellowing of your skin or eyes.
To make sure you can safely take Reglan, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:FDA pregnancy category B. Reglan is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Metoclopramide can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. See also: Pregnancy and breastfeeding warnings in more detail Take Reglan exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Reglan is usually taken for only 4 to 12 weeks. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
How should I take Reglan?
Taking metoclopramide may cause you to develop a muscle problem called tardive dyskinesia. If you develop tardive dyskinesia, you will move your muscles, especially the muscles in your face in unusual ways.
You will not be able to control or stop these movements. Tardive dyskinesia may not go away even after you stop taking metoclopramide. The longer you take metoclopramide, the greater the risk that you will develop tardive dyskinesia. Therefore, your doctor will probably tell you not to take metoclopramide for longer than 12 weeks.
What should I avoid while taking Reglan?
You are welcome for the information. I'm not sure what my doctor will suggest next but I really don't think this pill is making much of a difference anyway. Just this morning I was awoken with what seemed the start of an attack but I was able to fight it off I am able to do that sometimes by deep breathing exercises and then other times I am not so fortunate.
Well thanks for all the information and all the best to you. It is helpful to take it 30 minutes before the meal too. I find the gastroparesis really complicating my blood sugar control. My doctor told me to stop taking the Reglan because of potential side effects which are irreversible once they happen.
Reglan side effects
Reglan didn't help the nausea and honestly it made me have to poo alot. My nurse practicioner told me that some of my daughter's symptoms sounded like they could be reflux. She immediately put her on Reglan or metoclopramideans told me their were no side effects. I've been reading up on it and found that their are side effects, some souning pretty severe.
I was wondering if this is a common practice to put a 2 month old on Reglan right away wthout trying anything lighter first. Personally, I highly discourage using it.
Common Reglan ide effects may include:
Do not take REGLAN if you: have stomach or intestine problems that could get worse with REGLAN, such as bleeding, blockage or a tear in the stomach or bowel wall have an adrenal gland tumor called a pheochromocytoma are allergic to REGLAN or anything in it.
Reglan prevents vomiting by blocking the dopamine and serotonin receptors in the medulla the part of the brain where the mechanism controlling vomiting is located.
Other side effects suppress sexual activity and alter sexual development.
You also have to make sure that this drug does not interact with any other medications that you may be taking.
This horrible disorder is characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements. Tardive dyskinesia can plague victims long after they stop taking Reglan. There is no treatment or cure for tardive dyskinesia. While stopping Reglan may relieve some symptoms in some patients, in other patients the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia actually worsen when Reglan is discontinued.
Reglan has been linked to abnormal involuntary movements, or extrapyramidal symptoms, in children.
Where can I get more information?
Research indicates an increased risk when the drug is taken for longer periods of time, and recommends patients not exceed 12 weeks of continuous use.
Reglan manufacturers knew that doctors often prescribed Reglan for periods longer than three months, but did not warn doctors and consumers that this greatly increased the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia.