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User Reviews for Metoclopramide to treat GERD

Also known as: Reglan, Maxolon, Gimoti

Metoclopramide has an average rating of 4.1 out of 10 from a total of 34 ratings for the treatment of GERD. 29% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 59% reported a negative effect.

Metoclopramide Rating Summary

4.1/10 average rating

34 ratings from 40 user reviews.

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Reviews for Metoclopramide

Lyle · Taken for less than 1 month October 20, 2020

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I took Reglan on August 13th, just one 10mg dose, soon as I took it I got on the road not expecting nothing of it had a big panic attack on the road ! Smh we are now in October ! I have been through a nightmare of a time and back off of this medication, experienced feelings of derealization, depersonalization, anxiety, severe suicidal depression, after all this time I had to be put on an anti-depressant and it’s not a joke !!! This is real please beaware ! They need to stop giving this to people !!!! This isn't right I’m really suffering, I mean in emotional pain and despair my muscles still twitching also !”

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Belladonna · Taken for less than 1 month May 14, 2020

Reglan (metoclopramide): “DO NOT take this drug... I don't even know hospitals or medical practice's administer this lunatic drug but it should be removed. I was recently in the ER for a very bad acid reflux/GERD flare up and they gave me a GI cocktail, which I'm use to... shortly after, a Reglan/Protonic IV fluid. All was well up until 10 minutes later and I was bugging out! I wanted to jump out of my skin and run out of that hospital. I thought they were going to sedate me, and throw me into a psychiatric unit... It was terrible!!!! I already suffer from anxiety so literally it was anxiety on STEROIDS. I never want to experience that ever again, and I'm still suffering with small side effects from the meds... I'll never be the same”

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May123 · Taken for less than 1 month January 13, 2013

Reglan (metoclopramide): “This medication made me feel like I was going crazy. I slept all day and my bones felt all mushy, could barely walk and had severe back and neck pain which I still do and prevents me from living life normally. I never know medication could do this until I experienced it for myself.”

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dazzdave February 4, 2009

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I have no side effects with reglan after 3 months of use. It works well when combined with Nexium, this combo is only med that works for my gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I have tried them all and these 2 medicines reduce the GERD down by approximately 75%. I also have my bed propped up at the head by 6 inches.”

5 / 10
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Anne August 28, 2021

“I was given this drug for sickness in 2019 . I was on 10mg per day and at the beginning it worked a treat.After a month of taking it I began to feel down and anxious, having never experienced depression and anxiety before I wondered what was going on. It got worse and worse and it was only when I read the side effects (1 in ten people suffer depression as a side effect,) I realised what might be happening, my GP advised me to stop the drug . I am now on anti depressants and have to deal with anxiety on a daily basis . I've gone from someone who was fine emotionally to someone who us far from it. I believe this is a result of metoclopramide.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 13, 2012

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I was supposed to take it 3x's a day, after two doses I began to experience severe side effects. My heart was racing, I couldn't sit still, I couldn't control my eyes. They were rolling around, I couldn't focus on anything. I only took two doses of the medication before I stopped, not even a full days worth. The side effects (inability to focus my eyes) remained for over a week after I stopped taking it.”

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Anonymous August 25, 2010

Reglan (metoclopramide): “Took it for 3 days and had severe anxiety attack. Went from being so sleepy to extremely anxious. Acted so strange my kids asked if I had been drinking! Felt much better within 24 hours of stopping. If you suffer from depression/anxiety, don't take this.”

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Jessie · Taken for less than 1 month September 2, 2019

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I went to the ER with extreme nausea and pain from an ovarian cyst I had. I was given Reglan through an IV before I went home. The nurse told me before he gave it to me that a side effect was having really bad anxiety. Minutes after being given the Reglan I started shaking uncontrollably and broke out in hives all over my body. I had a total freak out moment and have never been that scared in my entire life. DO NOT TAKE REGLAN!!”

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Lizwiz55 March 1, 2016

Reglan (metoclopramide): “When my Mom was 70 years old, she was prescribed Reglan by her family MD for GERD and "slow emptying" of her stomach. She took it 3 times per day with meals and was on it for at least 10 years!! At 83 years old, she has terrible dyskinesia now, and cannot sleep at night because of her legs, arms and body shaking all over the place. She has tried several other meds to help with the spasms without any luck! She wishes she had never taken Reglan and that her doctor had been more aware of these terrible , debilitating , life long side effects.This is a BAD DRUG Steer clear of it!!”

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RH6557 · Taken for less than 1 month September 30, 2019

“Could you maybe make a version of this drug that doesn't cause brain damage? If not no big deal, but my girlfriend hates that she has brain damage and acts like a chronically angry person like its my fault. In all seriousness, this drug is awful. It gets a 0 because its marketed as a medicine but actually is a poison. My girlfriend was on it two days and it completely ruined her life. Metoclopramide does not cause "side effects", it induces permanent pharmalogical torture. Shame on the makers and those who approved it. Shame on the doctors who continue to prescribe it knowing what it does, and who minimize the pain they cause their victims. This drug takes lives. If it doesn't kill you, you'll spend the rest of your life wishing you were dead.”

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*B* July 28, 2009

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I have had stomach issues since childhood and so far no doctor has found the underlying cause. However, in the meantime I was prescribed Reglan and it works. I have been taking this medication on an as needed basis for over a year. I don't think it is a miracle worker...but it definitely helps. ”

10 / 10
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Daniel August 19, 2020

“I was prescribed metoclopramide on the 13th of this month for bad GERD I have been having for a while ! My primary care doctor prescribed this medication to me, normally before I take medication I read up the side effects this time I didn’t do that I took it soon as I got home and I had to go somewhere soon after, I tried to drive made it on the expressway and got to a red light and all hell broke loose, I started sweating hyperventilating, couldn’t breathe lost all my breath felt like someone punched me, I got weak I felt sad, doomed ! I thought it was the end of my life, on the ride I had to pull over somewhere while traffic was coming I was instantly confused ! I managed to pull over and have my parents come and get me my mom had to drive my car back home ! Now it’s the 18th I’ve given it some time to wear off doctors can’t tell me what to take for the symptoms to wear off ! They are no help ! Do Not Take !”

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MaggieMoe · Taken for less than 1 month December 20, 2020

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I have only been taking Reglan about 10 days, twice a day. By the third day, there was a great deal of improvement! Normally, I have heartburn and reflux throughout the day. Not so on Reglan. I hope to stay on it for 12 weeks and have this relief for that period of time.. Because of my GERD, I have been getting esophageal ulcers, esophagitis and gastritis. I have bad esophageal spasms and have been taking bentyl since July 2020 when the last ulcers were found. I was told years ago I had delayed gastric emptying.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous August 1, 2010

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I have had acid reflux and then GERD for many years (12 years total) and have been off and on this medication and now I have a permanent head and neck twitch to the left that gets worse when I am stressed out. And it really did not do much for my GERD.”

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Keenan · Taken for less than 1 month February 21, 2021

Reglan (metoclopramide): “This drug almost cost me my life !!!! Please be aware of what this drug can do ! This drug caused me horrible anxiety attacks, Felt like I could not go on! I was prescribed this for GERD by my DR, Soon as I took it I had a horrible anxiety attack ! Had suicidal ideations ! It was horrifying I cried everyday and night for God to help me and make it stop I’m a grown man 25 years old ! I cried to my parents to make it stop ! Had to quit my job ! Took this in July of last year ! Still derealized/depersonalized ! WARNING ! All the doctors know ! Don’t let them tell you they don’t know that reglan can do this !TRUST ME THEY KNOW ! But they’ll deny it and make it seem like its you ! Show them these reviews !!! This drug is dangerous I only took one dose my mom flushed the rest ! Been back and forth to every hospital with no available help but an offer to the psych ward after taking that one 10mg pill, thought I had died and couldn’t cross over it was truly horrifying !”

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Charizard1831 · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 12, 2017

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I have acid reflux for 10 years and have been on every PPI and H2 blocker on the market nothing worked did test after test nothing was found, started getting nausea (extreme nausea) and Nothing helped finally my doc prescribed me reglan (mind you she said she only uses this as a last resort befoer surgery is considered) and BAM! Worked amazingly I still take zantac to help against small bouts of reflux but reglan has helped me gain control back of my life! I had side effects at first (nothing major I just felt restlessness in my legs) but they eventually went away! 10/10 100% recommend!”

10 / 10
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Elle · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 1, 2021

“I was prescribed this drug metoclopramide for persistent GERD/functional dyspepsia symptoms. It worked beautifully within a matter of days. I was taking it 3 x a day. I started feeling a little anxious a week or two after starting this drug but I didn’t put two and two together. I was on it for 6 weeks-4 of which were plagued with anxiety and not feeling like myself at all. After doing some research I realized it could be a side effect from the drug. I quit cold turkey on Jan. 1, 2021 and had horrible depression for 2 days followed by anxiety for 2 weeks. I thought it would never go away after reading some other reviews online. I’m happy to say the side effects do go away and to hang in there. This drug does wonderful things for some people but causes debilitating side effects for others. I recommend trying something different. And if you’re in the middle of an anxiety or depression spiral since coming off of this drug, please trust that it gets better.”

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Tom October 10, 2020

“I had anxiety that was triggered off metoclopramide (reglan ) which I was trying to take for my GERD. I took one single 10mg dosage without reading the side effects in pill form! and within minutes of it touching my blood stream my body panicked had a horrible anxiety attack on the road driving ! Never had anxiety like this before ! Will never take that AGAIN ! Wouldn’t recommend this medication to my WORST enemy ! I discontinued it ASAP ! Took this August 13th and now it’s Oct 10th, after that I’ve been experiencing Derealization/ out of body mild psychosis type feeing, muscle aches and twitches, twitches legs, arms and face ! Fatigued constantly from the overwhelming anxiety. I have developed also social anxiety as well from this medication ! Anyone experienced this ?! please you guys please be careful ! Now I have to talk to a therapist ! I have an on going case now against them for not warning me of the black box warning and side effects !”

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Zelda Rose · Taken for less than 1 month September 13, 2016

Reglan (metoclopramide): “I was prescribed this medicine for GERD. I had not been able to eat or drink anything for a couple days so I was feeling pretty terrible anyway. After I started to take this medicine, I became extremely depressed and anxious. I could not stay awake for more than 20 minutes at a time, and that entire time I was so nauseous I didn't want to be awake. I had terrible back pain and I was shaking like I had been out in the arctic. Finally, my dad told me not to take the Reglan and to see what happened. I skipped my 10 P.M. dose and woke up about 10 A.M. the next day. I felt completely fine, other than my back was still sore. I lost three days of my life to this drug and I can't believe a medicine that is supposed to help you can do so much harm.”

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Cant type my name August 20, 2015

“I had the same bad experience with reglan. Tried it two times. Second time was by mistake because the specialist prescribed it and I didn't remember the drugs name. I have been suffering from bad acid reflux and gastritis so my physician prescribed it the first time. I took it and it was horrible! I wanted to literally jump out of the roof. Nothing was making me stay still. Is hard to explain feeling but is basically not able to sit still and even if you try to move, you still feel the horrible feeling. Nothing stops it. I didn't know about antidote so I have to endure it TWICE all by my own. My Doctor already placed this drug on my hospital's profile as if I was allergic for just in case. Is a "rare" side effect and we got unlucky :(”

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RosieRR January 10, 2016

“This medication worked fine to reduce pain in chest associated with gerd. However, after about a month taking the medication up to three times a day, I was nearly put on anti depressants. As I was taking the medication I noticed an increase in restlessness, general anxiety and finally insomnia. This was incredibly hard for me to deal with as I'm generally a happy, positive person. I could not understand what was causing the anxiety and I became very low. I was at my wits end when I realised that the time frame of the anxiety I was suffering and my taking the maxolon matched up. One day without the maxolon and I felt much better, more like my own self. I slept better and was more relaxed. This medication can cause serious side effects!”

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Yoshii December 10, 2008

“Cured most of my reflux problems. I definitely feel better in that way, but it makes me really tired. The side effect for me is that I find it difficult to stay awake throughout the day without napping.”

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Beat · Taken for less than 1 month December 29, 2019

Maxolon (metoclopramide): “I was recently prescribed by the surgeon the Maxolon tablets for GERD . After five days I was super fine but it was combined with Nectizole. I am still on medication for almost almost fifteen days and now no more food get stuck in my chest. Side effect is minor there is little tremor on my lower lip but still to inform my doctor.”

10 / 10
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Sammy1977 · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2017

“I had the worst experience on this medication, I had severe restlessness and agitation that I would have given anything to stop, I could not sit down or stand up and just ended up lying in a heap feeling completely helpless and this lasted for 4 days with disturbed sleep. There is stuff your doctor can do and get them to prescribe diazepam for the agitation at first. I also found a useful article which describes the symptoms that I had and cites a journal article which uses N-Acetyl Cystene 2mg does every day for twelve weeks as being effective. One of the worst experiences I had until I took control.. do not take there is nothing they can do for an answer. google Akathisia and see what you find”

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Stretch · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 5, 2020

“VA doctor put me on generic form of Reglan for Gerd in 2008. Low dose 4 times a day. Worked great for 18 months, then it all broke loose. I had side effects of severe akathisia, panic attacks, whole body seizures, skin felt like it was on fire, uncontrollable muscle spasms mostly in my legs, peripheral neuropathy in my hands, feet and face. Eye and face twitches, grinding teeth and tongue movements. I went into such a dark time but knew it was the drug so I rode it out with the help of Lorazapam. 10 years later, still have most symptoms but not as severe. Definitely destroyed the quality of my life. Do yourself a favor, whatever your problem is, you'll get over it, this drug, you will never be the same again. It should be BANNED!”

10 / 10
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