Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Gastrointestinal

ReglanAlternatives

(metoclopramide)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Gastrointestinal
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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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Side effects
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
  • Headache 1%
  • Vomiting 1%
More Reglan side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for Sancuso »
  • Dry mouth 66%
  • Dizziness 17%
  • Any side effect 10%
  • Drowsiness 4%
  • Agitation 2%
  • Visual impairment 2%
  • Confusion 1%
  • Dilated pupil 4%
  • Sore throat 1%
More Scopolamine side effects »

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
Prescription only
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Available as
ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Patch
  • Patch
  • Pill
  • Suppository
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Extended release
Used for
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
      Detailed Reglan (metoclopramide) risks & warnings »
      Coming soon.
      • Glaucoma
        • Doing an MRI
        • History of seizures
        • History of psychosis
        • Taking with alcohol
        • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
        Detailed Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) risks & warnings »
        • Over age 65
        • Dementia
        • Taking antipsychotics
        • History of seizures
        • Age over 65
            • Taking with alcohol
            • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
            Detailed Compro (prochlorperazine) risks & warnings »
            Coming soon.Coming soon.
            • History of liver disease
              • Long antibiotic treatment period
              Detailed Ery-Tab (erythromycin) risks & warnings »
              Pregnancy

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

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

              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.

              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.

              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.

              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.

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

              Interactions
              ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
              No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.No interactions related info.
              • Interacts with a lot of drugs, so don't take it with colchicine, statin drugs, verapamil, amlodipine, or diltiazem.
              Alcohol
              ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
              • Don’t drink alcohol or take with other drugs that slow your body down until you know how Reglan (Metoclopramide) affects you.
              No 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 alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
              Food
              ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
              No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.
              • Take it with or without food.
              Kidneys and liver
              ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
              No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
              • Can cause liver problems, so people with previous liver problems need to be closely monitored while on Ery-Tab (Erythromycin).
              • There have been reports of liver damage that can require hospitalization or can cause death. These have been rare. Talk to your doctor if you notice pain in your abdomen, loss of appetite, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark colored urine.
              Pain
              ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
              No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
              • Taking certain medications for pain, allergies, or mood conditions can worsen the side effects of Compro.
              No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
              Sleep
              ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
              • Reglan (Metoclopramide) can cause drowsiness, so avoid driving and other activities that require you to be alert.
              No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
              • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
              • 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.
              No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
              Weight
              ReglanSancusoScopolamineComproMarinolChlorpromazineErythromycin
              No weight related info.No weight related info.No weight related info.No weight related info.No weight related info.No 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 soonComing 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 soonComing 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 soonComing 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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