If you have slow stomach emptying, consider talking to your doctor about Reglan. Doctors typically prescribe Reglan to patients who need help getting their stomach content moving into their upper digestive tract and avoiding frequent nausea and heartburn.
However, this isn’t Reglan’s only use. Reglan can be used to treat migraine pain, especially when taken at the onset of a migraine, according to a 2017 study. If you’ve been suffering from migraine pain but are in relatively good health without many serious medical conditions, Reglan may be an ideal treatment drug for you. At Nurx™, we don’t carry Reglan specifically, but we do have the generic version, Metoclopramide, to help you ease the pain of your migraines.
- How Does Reglan Work?
Reglan belongs to a class of drugs called antiemetics. Reglan works by increasing the muscle contractions that are needed to push stomach contents from the stomach to the digestive tract. When this happens, there is less in the stomach to cause heartburn and associated nausea. It also increases the effectiveness of the lower esophageal muscle in preventing stomach acid from causing acid reflux.
Reglan also blocks receptors that produce feelings of nausea and trigger vomiting, which are common side effects of migraines. By taking Reglan at the onset of a migraine, you may be able to reduce your migraine pain and its associated symptoms or eliminate the formation of the migraine entirely.
- Is Reglan Easy to Get?
Migraine headaches can be debilitating — they're painful and can affect your entire day. Reglan is an effective prescription medication that's ideal if you have experienced migraines for long enough and no longer want to be a victim of your headaches. Reglan requires a prescription, but at Nurx, we are committed to making the process as easy and cost-effective as possible.
Our doctors prescribe Metoclopramide, the generic version of Reglan. We accept insurance, if you have it, but don't let a lack of insurance — or an insurance plan that doesn't cover this medication — stop you from contacting Nurx. Our doctors will help you get the relief you need at a cost you can afford.
- Are There Any Precautions I Should Take When Using Reglan?
Before taking Reglan, let your doctor know if you are allergic to its active ingredient, metoclopramide, or have any other allergies because this drug has inactive ingredients that can cause an allergic reaction. As with any other medication, tell your doctor if you have a history of liver or kidney issues, muscle disorders, breast cancer, high blood pressure, stomach blockage or bleeding, or mental health issues or mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
You should also inform your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions:
Congestive heart failure.
Because Reglan can make you drowsy, do not operate heavy machinery or drive until it is safe to do so. You should also exercise caution when taking Reglan with alcohol because it can increase feelings of drowsiness. Make sure your doctor knows if you're pregnant as Reglan can have side effects on pregnancy as well. If you're breastfeeding, Reglan can pass through your breast milk and affect your baby. Consult your prescribing doctor about this before taking Reglan.
- Are There Any Possible Side Effects?
As with any drug, Reglan does come with some side effects, though they may not occur in your situation. Either way, it's important to be aware of the possible side effects so that you know when you should see a doctor. Some of the more common — and less concerning — side effects include:
However, Reglan can also cause more severe side effects. You should call your doctor right away if you notice any movement issues, like repeated and uncontrolled muscle movements of the face or limbs. These can be signs of a serious condition called tardive dyskinesia. Other serious side effects can include:
Irregular or fast heart rate.
Be sure to call your doctor right away if you feel like you're experiencing an allergic reaction, which includes hives or a rash, swelling of your lips or tongue, and trouble breathing.
- Does Reglan Interact With Other Drugs?
It's important to let your prescribing doctor know about any other drugs you're currently taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicine, and even vitamin supplements and herbs. Any of these can interact with Reglan to either decrease the effectiveness of the drug or produce undesirable side effects.
Specifically, Reglan can interact with sedatives, narcotics, and antihistamines to increase the feelings of drowsiness. It also interacts with MAOIs and can increase your blood pressure, as well as antipsychotics, muscle relaxants, and medication for anxiety and sleeplessness. Reglan is also known to interact with drugs that treat digestive problems and pain.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Reglan Through Nurx?
At Nurx, we understand the inconvenience that often comes with obtaining the medication you need, so we make it as simple as possible. To get started, take our healthcare assessment and pay the $60 annual consultation fee for Nurx Headache and Migraine Treatment, a cost that your insurance does not cover. Make sure to supply your medical history to our team and provide us with your insurance information if you have it so that we can submit a claim.
A Nurx doctor who is approved in your state will prescribe you with Metoclopramide, the generic version of Reglan, then work on getting it shipped to you or ready for pickup at your local pharmacy.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
Unfortunately, Nurx does not carry Reglan. However, we do have the generic version, Metoclopramide. To obtain a prescription for Metoclopramide, simply fill out our online assessment and one of our providers will review your medical history and prescribe the medication that's right for you. We'll then ship your medication right to your door.
- How Long Would It Take to Deliver This Drug If I Brought It Online?
You won't have to wait very long to receive your medication in the mail! We use one- to three-day priority shipping through USPS, so you should have your prescription in your hands in three to five days after your prescription is filled at our pharmacy.
- Is There a Generic Version of Reglan?
Yes, the generic version of Reglan is Metoclopramide. Nurx does not carry Reglan, but we do offer Metoclopramide in its place.
- Who Makes Reglan?
Reglan is manufactured by ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc., a company based in Minnesota.
- How Quickly Does Reglan Work?
Reglan is highly effective at relieving migraine pain, with most individuals experiencing relief in as little as 30 minutes after taking the medication.
- Does Reglan Make You Gain Weight?
While the side effects of using Reglan can vary between individuals, it is possible to experience unexpected weight gain after using Reglan for a period of time.
- Can Reglan Give You Diarrhea?
It is possible for you to experience diarrhea when taking Reglan, mostly because this medication is also used to empty the stomach. This is a common side effect, but if you experience it and the symptom persists or gets worse, reach out to your doctor.
- Does Reglan Cause Anxiety?
You may feel anxious for a short while after taking Reglan, but these feelings should quickly subside. If they don't, or if you feel stronger mood symptoms such as depression or thoughts of suicide, contact your doctor right away.
- Are Reglan and Zofran the Same?
While both Reglan and Zofran are antiemetics and help reduce feelings of nausea and instances of vomiting, they are a part of two different antiemetic drug classes. Reglan is a dopamine antagonist, and Zofran is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to sign up, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.