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(Metoclopramide)

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Compare Reglan (Metoclopramide) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Reglan (Metoclopramide) or used for similar purposes.

Reglan
(Metoclopramide)

Sancuso
(Granisetron)

Transderm-Scop
(Scopolamine)

Compro
(Prochlorperazine)

Marinol
(Dronabinol)

Chlorpromazine

Ery-Tab
(Erythromycin)

Treats heartburn and nausea. Reglan (Metoclopramide) helps get your digestive system moving and lowers nausea and vomiting. Using it a long time can come with serious, potentially permanent side effects.Coming soon.Helps you feel less queasy. Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine) works well to prevent nausea and vomiting and the patch is low-hassle, but it takes about 4 hours to kick in.Helps you feel less queasy. Compro (Prochlorperazine) can be used to treat severe nausea and vomiting and can be taken orally or rectally, but get ready for a nap.Coming soon.Coming soon.Prevents and treats infections. Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) works well to treat a variety of bacterial infections, but check for drug interactions before taking it.
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Reviews for Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine)
72%
+47% vs. Reglan (Metoclopramide)
56%
+31% vs. Reglan (Metoclopramide)
20%
+80% vs. Reglan (Metoclopramide)
Reviews for Compro (Prochlorperazine)
45%
+20% vs. Reglan (Metoclopramide)
35%
+10% vs. Reglan (Metoclopramide)
35%
+65% vs. Reglan (Metoclopramide)

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Side effects
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
  • Headache 1%
  • Vomiting 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Sancuso side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Sancuso »
  • Any side effect 9%
  • Drowsiness 4%
  • Visual impairment 2%
  • Agitation 2%
  • Confusion 1%
  • Sore throat 1%
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The Compro FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Marinol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Marinol »

We haven’t found good data for chlorpromazine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for chlorpromazine »

The Erythromycin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
Reglan (Metoclopramide) is an antiemetic and prokinetic medication that helps contract and stimulate your stomach. This helps to pass food along, while lowering acid reflux, nausea, and vomiting.Coming soon.Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine) is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.Compro (Prochlorperazine) is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.Coming soon.Coming soon.Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic that prevents and treats a variety of infections. It works by preventing bacteria from growing and multiplying.
Type of medication
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
Anti-nausea
Dopamine receptor antagonist
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Anti-nausea
Anticholinergic
Prescription only
Anti-nausea, Antipsychotic
Antidopaminergic
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Coming soon.
Antibiotic
Macrolide
Prescription only
Available as
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Patch
  • Patch
  • Pill
  • Suppository
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • AIDS - Loss of appetite Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting; Prophylaxis
  • Acute intermittent porphyria Apprehension
Risk factors for serious side effects
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
  • Elderly
  • Women
  • Diabetics
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      Pregnancy category
      ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      See the FDA package insert
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      See the FDA package insert
      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      See the FDA package insert
      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

      See the FDA package insert
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
      • Don’t drink alcohol or take with other drugs that slow your body down until you know how Reglan (Metoclopramide) affects you.
      No specific alcohol-related info.
      • You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
      • Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.
      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      • Don't drink alcohol to avoid intense side effects.
      No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
      Food
      • Most doctors prescribe Reglan (Metoclopramide) 4 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal, and before bed.
      No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
      • Take it with or without food.
      Kidneys and liver
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      Sex
      No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
      Sleep
      • Reglan (Metoclopramide) can cause drowsiness, so avoid driving and other activities that require you to be alert.
      No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
      Weight
      No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
      • It's dosed based on your weight, so different people will have different doses.
      Upsides and benefits
      ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
      • Reglan (Metoclopramide) stops the chance of vomiting for about one-third of the people who take it.
      • Gets stomach fluids moving after surgery or during diabetic gastroparesis. Works well for acid reflux when other medications don’t.
      • Comes in a generic version, and in multiple forms.
      Coming soon.
      • Even though there's no generic version available, it's inexpensive.
      • Placed on the skin so it can be used if you can't keep anything in your stomach.
      • Can be used for long-term control of nausea and vomiting since it's only placed on every 3 days.
      • Available in generic, so it's cheap.
      • Can be taken by mouth, as a shot, or rectally.
      • Can take anywhere from 10 minutes (by shot) to 60 minutes (rectally) to start working.
      Coming soon.Coming soon.
      • It's used to treat a variety of infections caused by bacteria.
      • It comes as an oral suspension and as a tablet.
      • You can get a test done that'll show you if Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) will work for you.
      Downsides and risks
      ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
      • You can’t use Reglan (Metoclopramide) for more than 12 weeks since it can lead to involuntary movements of the eyes, tongue, face, arm, or legs.
      • Reglan (Metoclopramide) is no longer recommended for acid reflux because of its long list of side effects and the availability of better medications.
      • It can take several weeks for Reglan (Metoclopramide) to begin working for diabetic gastroparesis.
      • If you take Reglan (Metoclopramide) for more than 12 weeks, there can be serious side effects and you'll have to get your blood checked often.
      Coming soon.
      • Can only be used to prevent nausea and vomiting, not to treat it if it's already happening.
      • Takes about 4 hours for it to start working.
      • You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      • Can't be used by people over 65 because they can be more affected by the side effects.
      • It can make you more likely to get heatstroke.
      Coming soon.Coming soon.
      • Interacts with a lot of drugs, so don't take it with colchicine, statin drugs, verapamil, amlodipine, or diltiazem.
      • Diarrhea and other stomach problems are common side effects.
      • Can cause liver problems, so people with previous liver problems need to be closely monitored while on Ery-Tab (Erythromycin).
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolchlorpromazineErythromycin
      • Reglan (Metoclopramide) can cause drowsiness, so avoid driving and other activities that require you to be alert.
      • Most doctors prescribe Reglan (Metoclopramide) 4 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal, and before bed.
      • Don’t drink alcohol or take with other drugs that slow your body down until you know how Reglan (Metoclopramide) affects you.
      • Contact a doctor immediately if you begin to have repetitive movements of the eyes, tongue, face, arm, or legs.
      • It can take several weeks before Reglan (Metoclopramide) works best for diabetic gastroparesis; so don’t give up on it.
      Coming soon.
      • Wash your hands after you place the patch.
      • Don't touch or rub your eyes after putting on the patch before washing your hands.
      • Can cause blurry vision and sleepiness.
      • Take the patch off if you have to do an MRI.
      • Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.
      • Place it on a few hours before if you know you'll be in a place where you might get motion sickness.
      • Compro comes in different forms. Be clear on which one you were prescribed - swallow tablets orally, unwrap and insert suppositories rectally.
      • You'll likely feel very sleepy, sluggish, or less alert after taking Compro. Avoid driving or other tasks that require your focused attention; be safe.
      • Don't drink alcohol to avoid intense side effects.
      • Taking certain medications for pain, allergies, or mood conditions can worsen the side effects of Compro.
      • Avoid using if you experience seizures (epilepsy).
      • Don't use if you're 65 or older because you're at higher risk for serious side effects.
      Coming soon.Coming soon.
      • Take it with or without food.
      • It's dosed based on your weight, so different people will have different doses.
      • If you're using the suspension, refrigerate it and use it within 10 days.
      • It's common to feel better before you're supposed to stop taking Ery-Tab (Erythromycin), but make sure to take it for the entire time your doctor prescribed it. Skipping doses or stopping early can lower the drug's effectiveness and increase the chance that the drug won't work as well next time.
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      More about MarinolSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
      More about chlorpromazineSide effectsFDA package insert
      More about ErythromycinSide effectsFDA package insert