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Reglan Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Reglan increases the contractions of the stomach and small intestine, helping the passage of food. It is used to treat the symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach does not contract. These symptoms such as vomiting, heartburn, persistent fullness after meals, and appetite loss. It is also used, for short periods, to treat heartburn in people with gastroesophageal reflux disorder.

Reglan Dosage

  • For the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux, the usual starting dose is 10 milligrams to 15 milligrams of Reglan, up to 4 times a day.
  • For the treatment of symptoms that are associated with Diabetic Gastroparesis or Gastric Stasis, the usual starting dose is 10 milligrams 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime for 2 to 8 weeks.

Uses of Reglan

  • It is used to treat the symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Reglan

Before taken Reglan medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Reglan. Side effects may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness

Warnings and precautions before taking Reglan:

  • If you have Parkinson's disease, then you should be used Reglan with extra caution.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • You should be used Reglan with caution if you have high blood pressure. So you should be careful, too, if you have cirrhosis or congestive heart failure.
  • If you are taking this medication, then it may cause fluid retention and heart problems.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Reglan with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Reglan with the following:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cimetidine
  • Digoxin
  • Insulin
  • MAO inhibitor antidepressants
  • Levodopa
  • Narcotic painkillers
  • Sleeping pills
  • Tranquilizers

After taken Reglan if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Reglan overdose include:

  • Disorientation
  • Involuntary movements

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