Reglan, Metoclopramide

Reglan (Metoclopramide) is a prokinetic agent that is prescribed for the short-term treatment of heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease when other treatments have been deemed inadequate. It is also prescribed to help alleviate the symptoms associated with slow gastric emptying in individuals with diabetes.

Reglan, Maxolon

Metoclopramide HCl



IPCA, Oaknet Healthcare

Capsule, Tablet

10 mg, 15 mg




Metoclopramide is used in the treatment of heartburn, gastroparesis, nausea and vomitting.

How it Works

Metoclopramide works by blocking a natural substance in the body called dopamine. Dopamine works to speeds up movements in the stomach and intestines therefore by inhibiting this production of dopamine, the intestines and stomach are able to recover more effectively.Metoclopramide also stimulates the release of acetylcholine, which is a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Metoclopramide may suffer from such side effects;



Reglan (Metoclopramide) is a pro-kinetic drug which stimulates the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, including the lower oesophageal sphincter, stomach, and small intestines and thereby facilitating gastric emptying.


Reglan (Metoclopramide) is used to treat heartburn due to gastro-oesophageal reflux in patients who have tried other medications and have not had any relief from their symptoms. It is also used to facilitate gastric emptying in diabetic patients who suffer from gastric stasis and delayed gastric emptying. The symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease and diabetic gastric stasis include nausea, heartburn, anorexia, abdominal fullness, etc.

Dosage and administration

This medicine is available as tablets of 10 mg and 15 mg concentrations. The route of administration is oral. The usual recommended dose is the 10 to 15 mg tablets that are to be taken 30 minutes before every meal and at bedtime (3 to 4 times in a day). Take the drug only as prescribed by your doctor. Do not break or crush the tablets. Immediately after removing the tablet from its strip, place it under your tongue, allow it to dissolve and then swallow. It is not required to take it with water. Do not take the drug for more than 12 weeks due to the risk of Tardive Dyskinesia (a potentially irreversible disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the hands, legs, face, etc.). To treat diabetic stasis, this medication is usually prescribed for 2 to 8 weeks until your gastrointestinal tract works better. Your doctor would advise you on the proper use of this medication.


Before taking the medicine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to this drug or to any other substances.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver disorders, hypertension, heart attack, kidney problems, breast cancer, mood changes like depression or suicidal tendencies, gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers or bleeding issues in the stomach and intestines, etc.
This drug may affect your mental alertness by causing drowsiness, hence, you are advised not to drive or use any heavy machinery after taking this medicine. You are also advised not to consume alcohol.
This medicine is known to contain sugar/aspartame, hence if you are diagnosed with diabetes, then you must consult your doctor about the safety of this drug.
Children and older patients are more sensitive to the side effects of this drug.
Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers are to use this medication only if it has been prescribed by the doctor.
In case of any severe allergic reactions such as breathing problems, excessive sweating, confusion, problems in balancing and coordination, or swelling of the lips, eyes, mouth, etc., seek immediate medical care and stop taking this medicine.

Side effects

Loss of appetite

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