Generic name: Metoclopramide
Brand names: Reglan, Metoclopramide Hydrochloride, Raglan, Tserukal, Perinorm, Klometol, Bimaral, Komportan, Gastrobids, Imperal, Maksolon, Regastrol, Rimetin, Terperan, Viskal, Klopan, Emetizan, alloys, Makseran, Metoklol, Moriperan, Nauzifar, Paspertin, Peraprin, Plast, Pramin, Primperan, Primperil, Reliverin
This medicine is a specific blocker of dopamine receptors and serotonin receptors. The medicine has antiemetic effect, calms hiccups and, moreover, has a regulating effect on the function of the gastrointestinal tract. Tone and motor activity of the digestive system extends. Secretion of the stomach does not change. There are indications that the medicine promotes healing of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.
Your doctor may prescribe this remedy for other purposes. Contact your physician if you need to learn more information about this drug.
Don’t stop treatment with Reglan earlier than it was prescribed by your doctor even if you notice improvements of your condition. Stopping the medication too early may worsen your condition. Be careful about doing dangerous tasks, driving, operating machinery or climbing until you are aware how this drug affects you. Don’t drink alcohol. Always contact a medic before giving Reglan to a child.
The medicine is used as an antiemetic in nausea and vomiting associated with anesthesia, violations of the diet, radiation therapy, side effects of medicines (foxglove, cytostatic agents / substances that suppress cell division / antibiotics, etc.), etc. At vomiting of vestibular genesis (caused by motion sickness), it does affect. In gastroenterological practice the medicine is also used in complex treatment of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, gastritis, dyskinesia (violation of the mobility) of the abdominal cavity, postoperative paresis, the intestine, with flatulence and other diseases.
The beneficial effects associated with increased tone of the stomach and intestines, accelerated gastric emptying and pyloric, the decrease giperatsidnogo stasis. There is evidence of the effectiveness of the medicine in the treatment of dyspepsia (repeated vomiting, nausea) in patients with severe cardiac (myocardial infarction, heart failure) and vomiting while pregnancy.
Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Don’t share this medicament with others. Follow strictly your doctor’s recommendations. Don’t take more or longer than your doctor recommended.
Reglan is taken by mouth, and in severe cases, parenterally (intramuscularly or intravenously). Orally adults usually take 10 mg (1 tablet) 3 times a day (before meals). Intramuscular (or intravenous) it is injected 1 ampoule (2 ml = 10 mg) 1-3 times a day. Children are prescribed in smaller doses according to the age (children older than 6 years ‘/2-1 tablet 3 times a day).
Reglan is usually well tolerated. In rare cases, possible extrapyramidal disorders (disturbance of coordination of movements with a decrease in their volume and jitter). In the mechanism of these adverse events is apparently the role of the antagonistic action of metoclopramide on dopamine receptors of the brain. To remove these phenomena caffeine is injected parenterally. Children under the age of 14 are prescribed with caution. While using the drug may also be present dry mouth, tinnitus, drowsiness. To reduce these effects medication is prescribed after meals.
This list of side effects may be not complete, others may occur. Inform your medical practitioners about all side effects you experience.
While taking Reglan by injection may disrupt the ability to drive vehicles and perform work that requires special focus.
This list of interactions may be not complete. Provide your medical practitioners entire list of medicines, herbs, dietary supplements or non-prescription drugs you take. Moreover tell them whether you drink alcohol, use illegal drugs or smoke.
What should I do if I miss the dose?
If you miss the dose, try to take it as soon as you have the opportunity. If it is time for your next dose, take only one dose. You don’t have to double the dose.
Taking any medicine in large doses you can have serious consequences for your health. If you feel an overdose, contact your health care professional instantly.
Reglan should be stored at room temperature, in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, direct heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep Reglan out of the reach of children and away from animals.
Warning: Before taking the drug you need to consult your doctor.The information contained in this article is not intended to cover all possibleprecautions, drug interactions, adverse effects, directions, uses, allergic reactions or warnings.