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Reglan (Metoclopramide)

Also Known as Maxolon


Reglan (Metoclopramide)

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Generic Equivalent - Reglan (Metoclopramide)

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  • Product Details


    Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prescription medication used to treat and prevent post-op and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It is also used to facilitate intestinal intubation and as a diagnostic aid during gastrointestinal radiography. In addition, it is used to treat symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), diabetic and postsurgical gastroparesis, migraine, persistent hiccups, lactation induction, radiation sensitization, pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting, facilitation of gastric emptying in babies with feeding intolerance, Tourette’s syndrome or chronic tic disorders, and cyclic vomiting syndrome.

    Reglan comes in various dosage forms and strengths, including:

    • 5 mg/mL intramuscular injection
    • 5 mg/mL intravenous injection
    • 5 mg and 10 mg oral tablets
    • 5 mg and 10 mg orally disintegrating tablets

    Fact Table




    US DailyMed, US FDA


    80 ± 15% (by mouth)

    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    5–6 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    5mg, 10mg


    Consult Doctor


    Reglan is one of the brand names for metoclopramide. It may also be sold under other brand names.

    Protein binding

    Metoclopramide has a moderate protein binding of approximately 30%

    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    By Mouth


    Use Reglan as instructed by your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

    The recommended dose and dosage form of Reglan depends on the condition being treated. Your doctor will help you determine the dosage form and dose of Reglan that may be best for you.

    Patients with liver and kidney problems may require a dose adjustment.


    Metoclopramide is the active ingredient in Reglan.


    Reglan should not be administered to patients with any of the following:

    • An allergy to metoclopramide, paraben, procainamide, or to any of the other ingredients contained in Reglan
    • Potentially dangerous gastrointestinal motility stimulation (e.g., gastrointestinal bleeding, obstruction, or perforation)
    • Seizures or seizure disorder
    • History of tardive dyskinesia or a dystonic reaction
    • Pheochromocytoma or catecholamine-releasing paragangliomas

    Some forms of Reglan should also be avoided in children, infants, and neonates.


    The following FDA Boxed Warning is associated with Reglan:

    • Tardive dyskinesia, a potentially irreversible movement disorder, can be caused by Reglan. There is no known treatment for tardive dyskinesia. The risk for tardive dyskinesia increases with longer-term Reglan treatment and total cumulative dosage.
    • Reglan should be discontinued in patients who develop signs or symptoms of tardive dyskinesia.
    • Reglan duration of treatment should not be more than 12 weeks due to the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia with longer-term use.
    • Before you begin taking Reglan, inform your doctor of:
      • All the medications you take
      • Your allergies
      • Your current health conditions and past medical history
      • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status
    • Patients with heart disease, heart failure, or high blood pressure should use Reglan with caution.
    • Reglan should not be abruptly discontinued.
    • Reglan may need to be avoided by patients with depression.
    • Patients should not drive, operate machinery, or participate in other hazardous activities until they know how the medication affects them.
    • Geriatric patients should use the lowest effective dose of Reglan as possible.
    • Reglan should be used with caution in patients with liver disease or kidney failure. Dose adjustments may be needed.
    • Reglan should be used with caution in patients with a history of breast cancer.
    • Reglan should be used with caution in pregnant patients. Use only if necessary.
    • Reglan should be used with caution in patients who are breastfeeding.
    • Malignant hyperthermia can occur with Reglan use.

    Side Effects

    Reglan side effects include restlessness, drowsiness, fatigue, and lack of energy. Other side effects may also occur. Call your doctor immediately if you have bothersome or persistent side effects.

    You can buy Reglan medication online at a competitive price and with a valid prescription from your doctor at Canada Pharmacy.


    1. Metoclopramide. PDR.
    2. Reglan. Baudette, MN; ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2017.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 5004

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