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REGLAN
METOCLOPRAMIDE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

METOCLOPRAMIDE - ORAL

(met-o-KLO-pruh-mide)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Reglan

Uses

Metoclopramide is used to relieve certain stomach-and- esophagus problems such as diabetic gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).

OTHER

Uses

This medication may also be used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by other medications. It may be used for other purposes as determined by your doctor.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. Metoclopramide works best when taken 30 minutes before a meal. Your dosage depends on your condition and response to the medication. Do not take this more often or in larger doses than prescribed by your doctor.

Side Effects

Nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, restlessness or sleeplessness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: involuntary movements of the eyes/face/limbs, muscle spasms, trembling of the hands. Also, notify your doctor if you experience the following: any personality changes such as depression. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: adrenal tumors, seizure disorders, Parkinson's disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, mental problems or depression, intestinal/stomach blockage or bleeding, diabetes, asthma, any allergies. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Alcoholic beverages can add to the drowsiness effect caused by this drug. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug. Metoclopramide is excreted into breast milk. Though there have been no reports (to date) of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially: cimetidine, insulin, cabergoline, cyclosporine, digoxin, levodopa, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline), drugs that may add to the drowsiness effect of metoclopramide (narcotic pain medications, medications, tranquilizers, sleep medicines, antidepressants, drowsiness-causing antihistamines such as diphenhydramine), alcoholic beverages. Before having surgery with a general anesthetic, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist in charge you are taking metoclopramide. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness; confusion; agitation; muscle restlessness; and unusual movement of eyes, face, or limbs.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 68 and 78 degrees F (between 20 and 25 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not freeze liquid forms.