Reglan

(metoclopramide)

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Relieves nausea and vomiting.

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Reglan (metoclopramide) can stimulate your gut and relieve nausea, but it can only be used for a short period of time due to avoid serious side-effects.

Quick facts about Reglan
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metoclopramide)
Prices and discounts
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    $24.43
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Upsides

  • Especially useful for relieving nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy.
  • Available in an affordable, generic version
  • If tablets are hard for you to swallow, Reglan (metoclopramide) is also available in as an orally disintegrating tablet or liquid form.

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Downsides

  • Use for more than 12 weeks can cause involuntary movements of the eyes, tongue, face, arm, or legs.
  • May take a while to relieve nausea and vomiting caused by delayed gastric emptying.
  • Not a good option if you have Parkinson's disease, history of seizures, or blockage in your gut.
  • You may need a lower dose if you have kidney problems.

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Lowest price for 120 10mg tablets
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$8.94
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    $24.43
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    $8.94
    63% savings
How it works

Reglan (metoclopramide) is stimulates receptors in your gut to promote the normal emptying of food and reduce nausea.

Quick facts about Reglan
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metoclopramide)

Used for

  • Diabetic gastroparesis
  • Gastroesophegeal reflux
  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Injectable
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What to expect when you take Reglan (metoclopramide) for Antiemetic

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Side effect rates for Reglan (metoclopramide)

  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of energy

Risks and Warnings for Reglan (metoclopramide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Elderly
    • Women
    • Diabetics

    Reglan (metoclopramide) can cause muscle stiffness, feelings of restlessness, and abnormal or uncontrollable facial or body movements, which could be a sign of tardive dyskinesia (TD). Let your doctor know if you experience any of these symptoms. Reglan (metoclopramide) should not be taken for more than 12 weeks because these symptoms can become permanent. There is currently no known effective treatment for TD, although, in some patients TD may go away.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Reglan (metoclopramide)

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Alcohol
  • Can make you drowsy so don't drink alcohol or drive while on Reglan (metoclopramide).
Kidneys and liver
  • You may need a lower dose if you have kidney problems.