METOCLOPRAMIDE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Migraine: “Same as with all the others. Went to ER for a bad migraine and was given Reglan + Benadryl, Toridol, and a steroid (dexamethasone). The nurse said the Reglan was to stop the nausea and the Benadryl was to “help” the Reglan work. Almost immediately I began shaking uncontrollably. Everyone thought I was having an extreme panic attack, and kept telling me to try to calm down, but I couldn’t stop myself from shaking. It was worse in my legs than anywhere else, and I was really restless, rolling from side to side. I eventually was able to “fall asleep” for about 30 minutes (it wasn’t really sleeping, more like semi-conscious passed out) and the shaking subsided. Still, it was pretty unpleasant. And to top it all off, the migraine came back within 24-hours. Sumatriptan/Imitrex works great for me, so I will insist on it next time I wind up in the hospital for a migraine. I don’t know why they didn’t just use it this time around. The whole Reglan experience was pretty awful.”

KTD February 22, 2018

Reglan (metoclopramide) for Nausea/Vomiting: “I had surgery on my nose and was given Reglan afterwards because of nausea. This was a terrible mistake, I immediately felt jittery and so restless like I could run a marathon. Thankfully I was still tired that I fell asleep not long after. A few months later I went to the ER after vomiting all night and the nurse injected something into my IV without telling me exactly what it was and I got the same feelings all over again they had to give me something to reverse it and this time I asked for the name of the drug so I can make sure it’s never given to me again.”

Cocodee (taken for less than 1 month) February 15, 2018

For Migraine: “Yip I don’t like this drug. I developed akathisia after being administered 10mg intravenously in the ER last year in January.The akathisia initially lasted 372 days and I’m feeling it come back after a one month hiatus. It’s a horribly frustrating condition that I do not wish on anyone.I’d recommend not using Reglan if you have a history of mental illness.”

Nick18383929 February 14, 2018

Reglan (metoclopramide) for Gastroparesis: “After zofran and phenergan stopped working I was given reglan 5mg for my gastroparesis. At first I was in love pretty much, I was able to eat things I haven’t ate in years. I took it for about 4 weeks, I had terrible mood swings, stomach cramps, insomnia, and extreme fatigue. But I wasn’t worried about it I was able to eat. I actually lost weight. Now all of a sudden it stopped working, I started getting severally bloated slowly then the nausea started. I wish it still worked. Even after my Dr upped my dose to 10mg it still stopped.”

Shanny116 January 31, 2018

Reglan (metoclopramide) for Nausea/Vomiting: “I was given reglan for nausea for pregnancy and within minutes I felt like I was going crazy. I was super jittery and sweating like a pig. I felt like ripping my IV out and running home. I couldn’t even pee. Took a few hours for it to go away and it was horrible.”

Jazzy1988 January 27, 2018

Reglan (metoclopramide) for Migraine: “Twice now I’ve been given the “cocktail” in the ER for migraines. The first time, I was ready to get the hell out of the hospital as soon as the headache was gone, I was so ready to go. Yesterday, I flipped out SO bad! I was screaming begging for someone to help me, that I was losing my mind. My Mom had to climb onto the bed and hold me while I freaked out. They finally gave me some atarax to calm me down. Atarax in itself is a whole new story.”

Boogsie January 8, 2018

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.