How it works
Reglan works by increasing the contraction of muscles of the upper digestive tract.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
You may take it at least 30 minutes before a meal. On the other hand, if heartburn occurs at specific times of the day, then it can be taken at those times.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do i store Reglan
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately. An overdose with Reglan may have certain adverse side effects like Disorientation, drowsiness, unusual movement of eyes, face and involuntary movements.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
• If you have Parkinson's disease, high blood pressure, cirrhosis or congestive heart failure.
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
You must avoid using Reglan if it
• You are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have seizures (e.g., epilepsy); bleeding, blockage, or perforation in your stomach or intestines; or tumors on your adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma); you are taking cabergoline or pergolide;
• You are taking medicines, such as phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine), that may cause extrapyramidal reactions (abnormal, involuntary muscle movements of the head, neck, or limbs).
Reglan is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using the drug.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
Reglan is known to interact with drugs like Cisapride or droperidol, Anticholinergic medicine (eg, hyoscyamine), certain antihistamines (eg, diphenhydramine), or narcotic pain medicines (eg, codeine), Acetaminophen, alcohol, levodopa, phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), sedatives (eg, zolpidem), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine), succinylcholine, or tetracycline, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), Cabergoline, digoxin, or pergolide.
High doses of the medication may cause a serious and irreversible movement disorder. Some symptoms of these are uncontrollable muscle movements of your lips, tongue, eyes, face, arms, or legs. The risk of this happening increases the longer you use Reglan.
Information for Pregnant Women Reglan
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category B
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.