Reglan Off-label Uses
What Else Is Reglan Prescribed for?
Some doctors prescribe Reglan® to treat symptoms not approved by the FDA. This is referred to as “off-label prescription.” Off-label prescription is a common practice, although it can lead to considerable controversy—especially when Reglan is prescribed to infants and nursing mothers.
Doctors prescribe Reglan for the following off-label (non FDA-approved) uses:
- to treat migraine headaches
- to treat nausea in pregnant mothers
- to treat nausea and vomiting in nursing mothers
- to treat nausea, heartburn, vomiting, and loss of appetite in infants and children
- to stimulate milk production in nursing mothers (even though the drug’s warnings and precautions section states that when mothers take it, Reglan can pass into breast milk)
Reglan is not approved for use in children, nor is it approved for use in infants because of the established link between Reglan and severe neurological problems. Off-label usage can result in a Reglan drug injury.