|| Metoclopramide Hydrochloride
|| Cosme Farma Laboratories Ltd.
What is Reglan?
Reglan containing the active ingredient metoclopramide is considered an antiemetic and gastroprokinetic type of medication. It works by increasing muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract to speed up the movement of food through the stomach and intestines. The medication can be used to treat conditions such as persistent heartburn and esophagus ulcers caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some patients diagnosed with diabetes may also use it to relieve symptoms caused by slow stomach emptying such as nausea, vomiting and stomach fullness.
How is Reglan used?
Reglan should be taken orally 4 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication is usually taken 30 minutes prior to a main meal and once at bedtime along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition, their weight and their response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as abruptly stopping the treatment may cause severe withdrawal symptoms.
Patients using Reglan may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- Changes in menstrual periods
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Sleeping disorders
- Mental or mood changes
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Uncontrolled muscle movements
- Vision problems
- Agitation and anxiety
The medication should not be used for longer than 12 weeks.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Reglan is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.