The recommended Reglan dosage for treating GERD is 10 mg or 15 mg four times a day. A lower dose of 5 mg four times daily may be recommended for people especially sensitive to the drug. For the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis, the usual dosage is 10 mg four times a day. In many cases, Reglan doses are taken 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime.
The dose of Reglan® (metoclopramide) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated (or prevented)
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. This article refers to the oral forms of Reglan (tablets and oral solution). An injectable form is also available.
The recommended Reglan dosage for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is 10 or 15 mg four times daily (30 minutes before meals and at bedtime). If symptoms occur only at a specific time of the day (or only in response to certain foods or situations), a single dose of 20 mg before the anticipated symptoms occur may be recommended, instead of taking it around-the-clock.
For people who may be especially sensitive to Reglan, a lower dose (5 mg four times daily) may be recommended.
Reglan is approved only for short-term treatment of GERD (up to 12 weeks).
The recommend Reglan dose for diabetic gastroparesis treatment is 10 mg four times daily (30 minutes before meals and at bedtime), for two to eight weeks. For severe cases, you may need to start with injectable Reglan for several days before switching to oral Reglan.