Reglan is a drug used to treat particular conditions of intestines and stomach. It is given to patients who have persistent heartburn when all other medicines fail to work. It is prescribed as a short-term treatment for heartburn that usually occurs after meals or during the daytime. Treating persistent heartburn in time can reduce the damage caused by stomach acids to the esophagus or the swallowing tube and boost healing.
Reglan is also given to diabetic patients who have gastroparesis or poor emptying of the stomach. By treating gastroparesis, doctors help to reduce symptoms of vomiting, abdominal fullness, and nausea. This medication works by blocking dopamine, a natural substance which increases the movement of the upper intestines and stomach emptying.