Reglan 5 mg Injection

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Description

Reglan 5 mg Injection is an antiemetic which is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It works by blocking the action of a chemical substance that causes nausea and vomiting. It is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal disorders like gastrointestinal hemorrhage, mechanical obstruction, or gastrointestinal perforation.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Reglan 5 mg Injection

  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Convulsions
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Diarrhea
  • Restlessness
  • Breast pain and tenderness
  • Increased flow of breast milk

Uses of Reglan 5 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes after an oral dose, 1 to 3 minutes after an intravenous dose, and 10 to 15 minutes after an intramuscular dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1 to 2 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Alcohol should not be consumed while receiving this medicine as it may increase the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and Reglan 5 mg Injection are used together.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Reglan 5 mg Injection.

Gastrointestinal disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal disorders like gastrointestinal hemorrhage, mechanical obstruction, and gastrointestinal perforation.

Seizure disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of seizures.

Pheochromocytoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with conditions like pheochromocytoma due to an increase in the risk of hypertensive crisis (very severe increase in the blood pressure).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)

Reglan 5 mg Injection is known to cause Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome which is characterized by hyperthermia (fever), muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness. Report to the doctor immediately if these symptoms appear. Discontinue Reglan 5 mg Injection treatment if the symptoms persist.

Depression

Reglan 5 mg Injection may cause depression in patients with or without the prior history of depression. Any symptoms of change in behavior or suicidal thoughts should be informed to the doctor on priority. Discontinue the treatment if the symptoms worsen.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost the time for the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Consumption of alcohol with Reglan 5 mg Injection will have an additive effect and can cause central nervous system depression and/or impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills.

Instructions

Alcohol should not be consumed while receiving this medicine as it may increase the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and Reglan 5 mg Injection are used together.
Interaction with Medicine

Phenytoin

Atropine

Chlorpromazine

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Reglan 5 mg Injection is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal disorders like mechanical bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Parkinson's disease

Reglan 5 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with Parkinson's disease due to an increase in the risk of parkinsonian-like symptoms such as akinesia, bradykinesia, tremors, pill-rolling motion, and postural abnormalities. These symptoms will usually appear within the first 6 months of the treatment and subside within 2 to 3 months after discontinuation of the treatment.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Reglan 5 mg Injection as advised by the doctor. Do not take this medicine if you have gastrointestinal disorders like mechanical bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Monitoring of blood pressure and symptoms like involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, face, and trunk is necessary while consuming this medicine.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by increasing the movement of food in the stomach and the intestine.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

GI stimulants

Schedule

Schedule H

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