Thoughts on Reglan?

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Jill_2013
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   Posted 7/4/2014 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
The hospital ER put me on Reglan 10 mg about 2 weeks ago. I ran out and my family doctor wrote me for more. directions as follows: take 1 tab 30 minutes before each meal (do not exceed 3) and take one at bedtime. So a total of 4 pills a day.

my questions are:

what exactly does it do?
Is it effective? bc ive seen no difference in throwing up
I've heard that this is a short term medicine so what is the suggested weeks in taking this?
Anyone had any success in taking Reglan
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Jill_2013
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   Posted 7/6/2014 2:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Anything?

GC1pink
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   Posted 7/6/2014 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jill,

I have been prescribed Reglan but I have not taken it due to the side effects that it can cause.
I have been on Domperidone and while it did work for several months, it eventually wore off and I stopped taking it.
I think Reglan is supposed to tighten your LES but like all medicines of this avenue it will only last for a while.
It's up to you to weigh up the pro's and cons of taking it, considering the risks.

Hope this helps,

Pink

Alcie
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   Posted 7/6/2014 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Reglan makes the gut move faster, causes the stomach to empty sooner. It worked well for me. It's got serious side effects possible. I had facial tics after a few months.

We can't get Domperidone in the USA, unless that's changed recently.

I would still try the Reglan, but be aware of any muscle spasms and stop if you get them. I didn't have any withdrawal problems stopping suddenly. I was on 4 a day.

Jill_2013
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   Posted 7/6/2014 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
ty Alice im on 4 a day too
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