Is this a side effect of Reglan?

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starbuxgal3
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   Posted 10/23/2013 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm taking 5mg twice a day(supposed to be 3 times but I keep forgetting the afternoon dose.) Anyway, Lately my diastolic blood pressure is pretty low, it's in the 40's. So I was wondering if anyone here took Reglan had this happen.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 10/24/2013 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
www.drugs.com/metoclopramide.html

Hi,

Yes, Reglan (metaclopramide) can lower blood pressure. You may want to read the above information - note Reglan shouldn't be taken long term, no longer than 3 months due to neurological side effects. I think there are alternatives that you may wish to discuss with your doctor.

MMM

starbuxgal3
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   Posted 10/26/2013 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks, I've only got enough for a month. I will call my family doc and see if I should stop taking this.
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Alcie
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   Posted 10/26/2013 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Watch out for twitches, like facial tics. Sometimes those don't go away after stopping this med.

starbuxgal3
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   Posted 10/26/2013 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, I will. So far just the weird blood pressure problem.
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dencha
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   Posted 10/26/2013 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi starbuxgal,
I never had the blood pressure effect, and I'm not sure how dose-specific the neurological issues are, but believe it or not, I was on it 3+ years and never had any problems at all.  I went off (well before I had my surgery) because I never thought it made much difference.  It is true that it can cause some neurological tics, but I suspect lowest doses are not as likely to cause problems.
Good luck!
Denise
 
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starbuxgal3
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   Posted 10/26/2013 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Denise! It's really helping with the heartburn, I was waking up first thing in the morning with it, and as soon as I ate something.
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dencha
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   Posted 10/26/2013 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi starbuxgal,
I'm glad it's helping you!  My PCP was the one who prescribed it for me, and he was always hopeful it would make a difference.  My reflux was making my lungs unhealthy, and his hope was that quicker stomach emptying would reduce my reflux.  I took it for a long time, but just didn't think it was making a difference.  I'm glad to hear it's making a difference for you!
Take care,
Denise
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Eckhart Tolle
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