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If you take too much Reglan (metoclopramide), overdose effects may include drowsiness, disorientation, and extrapyramidal symptoms. In newborns, an overdose of the drug may also cause a dangerous condition called methemoglobinemia. Treatment for a Reglan overdose may include medications, "pumping the stomach," and supportive care.

Overdosing on Reglan: An Overview

Reglan® (metoclopramide) is a prescription medication used for a variety of different purposes. It is possible to take too much Reglan. The specific effects of a Reglan overdose may vary depending on a number of factors, including the Reglan dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Reglan Overdose Effects

Effects of a Reglan overdose include, but are not limited to:


    • Unusual body, facial, or tongue movements
    • Muscle tension or contractions
    • Feelings of internal restlessness or jitteriness.


In newborns, a Reglan overdose can cause a dangerous condition known as methemoglobinemia.

Treatment for a Reglan Overdose

The treatment for a Reglan overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV), if necessary
  • Medications to control the extrapyramidal symptoms
  • Other treatments based on the complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Reglan.
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