Metoclopramide, marketed under the brand name Reglan, is a dopamine-2 receptor antagonist medication. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Metoclopramide prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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Reglan (metoclopramide) is indicated for the treatment of specific cases of gastroesophageal reflux and relief of symptoms in recurrent diabetic gastroparesis. Metoclopramide hydrochloride (metoclopramide HCl) is a dopamine-2 receptor antagonist that is soluble in water and is found as a white crystalline, odorless substance. Metoclopramide stimulates the upper gastrointestinal tract and is thought to make tissues more sensitive to acetylcholine. Metoclopramide also increases lower esophageal sphincter pressure and is thought to increase duodenal and jejunal peristaltic activity.
Metoclopramide – Side Effects
Metoclopramide (Reglan), like most medications, can cause side effects in certain people. Common side effects from metoclopramide use include restlessness, drowsiness, fatigue and lassitude. Metoclopramide can also interact with a variety of medications and caution is necessary when taken with other medications. People with a hypersensitivity or history of allergy to metoclopramide or similar medications or with pheochromocytoma should not use the medication. Metoclopramide use can cause tardive dyskinesia, a sometimes irreversible movement disorder. Reglan (metoclopramide) and alcohol should not be used at the same time. Any concerns or questions about metoclopramide’s side effects should be discussed with one’s medical provider and pharmacist before use.
Generic metoclopramide and the branded version, Reglan, are very affordable medications. At most pharmacies, these medications cost under thirty cents per tablet. Additionally, insurance plans may also cover part or all of the cost of the medication. Metoclopramide and Reglan coupons may also be available from the manufacturer or online. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
Metoclopramide achieves peak plasma concentrations within two hours of an oral dose and the mean elimination half life is roughly six hours. Some metoclopramide is bound to proteins in the plasma and metabolism occurs in the liver. The majority of metoclopramide is excreted in the urine. Reglan is available as metoclopramide 5 mg and metoclopramide 10 mg tablets. Reglan (metoclopramide) tablets should be stored between 20° C and 25° C.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.