Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Reglan?

metoclopramide

What is the Trade Name for metoclopramide?

Reglan

What are the Indications of Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prevention of nausea, vomiting, hiccups, migraines, gastric stasis

What are the Actions of Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

accelerates gastric emptying by stimulating motility

What is the Therapeutic Class of Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiemetic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • do not use with GI obstruction
  • may cause extrapyramidal reaction, neurolyptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, arrhythmias, blood pressure alterations, hematologic alterations, facial movements, sedation
  • can decrease effects of levodopa
  • assess nausea/vomiting
  • monitor liver function tests

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