Precautions While on this Medicine
Do NOT use Reglan if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Reglan
- you have seizures (eg, epilepsy)
- bleeding, blockage, or perforation in your stomach or intestines
- tumors on your adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma)
- you are taking cabergoline or pergolide
- you are taking medicines, such as phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine)
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Reglan may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse
if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Reglan with caution. Do not drive
or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids,
muscle relaxers) while you are using Reglan without first checking with your doctor; it
may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which
medicines may cause drowsiness.
Diabetes Patients - Reglan may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar
levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a possibly fatal syndrome that can be caused
by Reglan. Symptoms may include:
- stiff muscles
- abnormal thinking
- fast or irregular heartbeat
Contact your doctor AT ONCE if you have ANY of these symptoms.
Some patients who take Reglan may develop muscle movements that they cannot control.
This is more likely to happen in elderly patients, especially women. The chance that
this will happen or that it will become permanent is greater in those who take Reglan
in higher doses or for a long time. Muscle problems may also occur after short-term
treatment with low doses.
Tell your doctor at once if you have muscle problems with
your arms; legs; or your tongue, face, mouth, or jaw (eg, tongue sticking out, puffing
of cheeks, mouth puckering, chewing movements) while taking Reglan.
Lab tests, including liver and kidney function tests, may be performed while you use
Reglan. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be
sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Reglan should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 15 years old; safety
and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING: - If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need
to discuss the benefits and risks of using Reglan while you are pregnant.
Reglan is found in breast milk. If you are or will be
breast-feeding while you use Reglan, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to