Generic Name - Metoclopramide
Category - Gastrointestinal emptying (delayed) adjunct
Diabetic gastric stasis.
Generic for Reglan* is indicated in the treatment of diabetic gastric stasis (slow movement of the stomach), which causes symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, decreased appetite, and prolonged fullness after eating. Metoclopramide (Generic for Reglan*) increases the rate at which the stomach and intestines move during digestion. It also increases the rate at which the stomach empties into the intestines and increases the strength of the lower esophageal sphincter (the muscle between the stomach and esophagus).
Generic for Reglan* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Reglan* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Reglan* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
A history of depression
Had recently a stomach surgery.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Reglan*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Narcotic pain reliever
Clidinium, dicyclomine, hyoscyamine or propantheline
Generic for Reglan* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericReglan*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Reglan* for Gastro esophageal Reflux is 10 milligrams to 15 milligrams of Reglan*, up to 4 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime, depending upon the symptoms being treated and the effectiveness of the dose. Treatment usually lasts no longer than 12 weeks.
Generic for Reglan* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Reglan* side Effects include breast enlargement in men or women, or production of breast-milk in women who are not breast-feeding, change in the way you walk (shuffling feet), difficulty moving, speaking or swallowing, drooling, lip smacking, or rapid movements of the tongue and involuntary or uncontrollable movements of the eyes, head, arms and legs.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Reglan*.
Generic for Reglan* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Reglan* is likely to harm an unborn baby. Do not take generic Reglan* without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Generic for Reglan* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Reglan* passes into breast milk. Do not take Reglan* without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Reglan* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Reglan* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Reglan* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Reglan* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Reglan* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.