Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

120 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Can Reglan be taken for migraines when allergic to NSAID drugs?

my friend was in the er for possible concussion Saturday evening, she is allergic to NSAIDs. The physician said the CT scan showed no concussion. He said her headache was a migraine (which she has from time to time) not the result of the head injury. He gave her Reglan with dyphenhidromine. She is on medication for bipolar. She worked in a pharmacy for sometime and thought the Reglan didn t sound right for migraine. It is a dopamine inhibitor - is it appropriate for migraines for someone allergic to NSAIDs?
Fri, 3 Aug 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Regan is composed of 'metoclopramide', which is a medication used mostly for stomach and esophageal problems. It is commonly used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting, to help with emptying of the stomach in people with delayed stomach emptying, gastroenteritis and to help with gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is also used to treat migraine headaches. Metoclopramide may be used in combination with paracetamol (acetaminophen) to treat migraine. Hence, kindly take the medication as prescribed by your doctor and do the follow-up as advised.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Migraine is a neurological disorder, which is mostly confused with headache by people who don’t have correct knowledge about it. Headache can be cured very easily by some mild dose of drug but migraine patients need special care and treatment. When a person is suffering from migraine, he is in such a condition where he can not performMigraine regular activities for a certain period. They become very much sensitive to light, sound and smell stimuli. Other common symptoms seen are nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. Migraine can last from a few hours to a week time. All the manifestations that can be observed in migraine patients are - * Sensitivity to sound, light and smell * Blurred vision * Severe headache * Diarrhea * Pain in the neck region * Abdominal pain * High temperature * Weakness of the body * Dizziness * Vomiting There are 4 phases in Migraine, generally for any kind of diseases - 1. Prodrome - Early symptom, where development of the condition is prominent. Symptoms such as headache, fever etc. are seen during this phase. 2. Aura - A kind of disturbance seen in migraine sufferers before the migraine headache. Main symptoms are seen here. 3. Pain - Headache phase where the actual migraine headache is seen. High levels of headache is prominent here. 4. Postdrome phase - The final phase of migraine headache. Migraine pain Migraine is caused by many reasons, mainly - Exposure to smoke: Smoking or exposure to cigarette smoke is one of the major causes. According to a research, more than 50% of people who gave up smoking became migraine-free. High stress: High stress periods, and then sudden rest can cause disturbances in the Central nervous system and can cause attacks of headache when resting. Too much sleep after high stress should be avoided to avoid these attacks. Hormonal fluctuations: This can also be regarded as stress, which is caused by over excitement. During excitement, high levels of adrenaline is secreted and due to t

doctor1 MD

I have had migraine from leaving the marine corps in 1970. Overall ave. 1 per mo. from moderate to severe vomiting. I finally found the Maxalt 10mg controls, IF taken upon onset (I know when they start) tho if I miss the time than only Hydrocodone subdues the pain associated with the migraine. I have had an MRI and a CAT scan - NEG reading. I am allergic to sulfa drugs, Darvon, Demoral and aspirin. Prevents blood from clotting to where I have had to rec vitamin K shot. I recently had my prescription refilled, sub for Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone with Lortab5/500 does the Lortab contain more of an aspirin base? Thank You

doctor1 MD

Last May I went to the Dr because I was feeling extremely weak and tired for a few weeks. Previously I had awoken one night with sweating, weakness, nausea and was very pale, I was so weak I just climbed back in bed and the next day I could not climb the stairs without resting. I wondered if I had the flu or something but the weakness persisted. When I had bloodwork done was diagnosed with severe iron deficiency (which I found unusual because I had sinus surgery in Nov and I was fine then). I am in menopause for 7 years. There was no occult blood in tests. The treatment I received was 7 iron injections. But I wanted to know the reason for the deficiency. The reason given at the time was that my pernicious anemia (PA for 15 years with monthly injections) was causing the iron to not be absorbed. However continued blood tests showed iron absorbtion from diet alone. I persevered with the Dr and he finally sent me to an internist who in turn ordered a Gastroscopy and a Colonoscopy. The results showed Negative on H. Pylori and tests for antiparietal cells postive. There are no ulcers or tumours or polyps present. Some metaplastic (sp?) cell changes probably due to a chemical bleed. (Chemical Bleed?!!) Dr said it was probably due to nsaid ingestion. I have randomly taken nsaids but never in excess or more than directed. Could a casual use of nsaid cause such a bleed and if that wasn t the cause what else could it be? Am I at risk of another bleed? Are the metaplastic cells pre-cancerous? I m confused and wanting to prevent further bleeds or catch anything possibly ominous sooner than later.