Metoclopramide increases muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract. This speeds up the rate at which the stomach empties into the intestines. Metoclopramide is used short-term to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux in people who have used other medications without relief of symptoms. Metoclopramide is also used to treat slow gastric emptying in people with diabetes (also called diabetic gastroparesis), which can cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, and a feeling of fullness after meals. Metoclopramide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Reglan is a medication that belongs to a group of drugs called dopamine receptor antagonists. Reglan is mostly used for stomach and esophageal problems. Reglan increases the muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract which then speeds up the rate at which the stomach empties into the intestines.