Reglan Side-Effects?

Holly - posted on 03/17/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Has anyone exprienced any side effects of Reglan, in yourselves or in your babies?

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Jacqueline - posted on 09/06/2012

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I have been on Reglan on and off for a few months now to increase my milk supply. I first started it when my son was about 3 months old and had reflux issues and refused to nurse for a while which caused my supply to drop. When I started Reglan I experienced severe mood swings and anxiety and felt awful for the first few days. I was taking 10mg 3 times a day so I cut back to twice a day (every 12 hours) and the symptoms subsided within a day or so. We also experienced some tummy ache and diarrhea (me and baby both) which also subsided after the first couple of days. I think we just had to get used to the meds as well as start with a lower dose.

Reglan definately increased my supply! I went from pumping only about 2 oz at a time to getting 4-5 oz and it only took about 48 hours to see a big increase! My breasts felt fuller before each feed also so I knew it was working. After a month on it I weaned myself off slowly so my supply wouldn't drop from the shock of stopping and I kept supply up forwithout meds for another month until he started teething and again refused to nurs. So, I'm back on it again with no side effects when I started this time on the lowered dose.



Hope this helps some of you moms out there. I know deperession, anxiety and mood swings are a common side effect BUT they only lasted for the first few days and were greatly alleviated by lowering the doseage. The huge increase was worth it in the end for me.

Medea - posted on 04/21/2009

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Did you ever get a response on this? The doc wants to place my 5 month old son on Reglan.

Medea - posted on 04/21/2009

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Did you ever get a response on this? The doc wants to place my 5 month old son on Reglan.

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