What is Reglan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Metoclopramide

Reglan® is a brand name for the antiemetic metoclopramide. It is used for symptomatic treatment of diabetic gastric stasis; gastroesophageal reflux; for nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy or post-surgery; to stimulate gastric emptying

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nausea 42 9
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 36 13
Gastroparesis 35 10
Migraine headaches 8 2
Migraine 7 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 7
Mild 5
None 28

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Reglan

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 3
Antsy 1
Anxiety and frustration 1
Facial tics 1
Grogginess 1
Headaches 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Reglan

Dosage Patients
10 mg four times daily 3
10 mg daily 2
5 mg twice daily 2
5 mg three times daily 2
5mg as needed 2
5 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
40 mg daily 1
30 mg three times daily 1
10mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Reglan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 22
Did not seem to work 17
Doctor's advice 13
Course of treatment ended 9
Other 6
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 2
Personal research 1
See all 61 patients who've stopped taking Reglan

Duration

Currently taking Reglan

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Reglan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 19
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 25
Usually 12
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 33
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 24
Not specified 18

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Reglan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 2
Butorphanol (Stadol) 1
Domperidone (Motilium) 1
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Reglan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ondansetron (Zofran) 2
Erythromycin (Ery-Tab) 1
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 1
Imipramine (Tofranil) 1
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 1
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8 patient evaluations for Reglan

Jun 14, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with nausea
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2012 (Started May 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 23, 2010 (Started May 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2011 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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