- Apr 19, 2020
Thank you very much.Go to your local doctor and tell him that you have had issues lately with nausea shortly after eating, but if you can keep your food down for long enough you don't have any problems. Then mention that in the past you were prescribed Reglan and it worked exceedingly well and gave your stomach some time to just rest while you stick to soft or liquid foods. Reglan is a smooth muscle relaxer which means it works really well on your GI tract to help with cramping associated with food passing through your stomach and intestines. If the doctor tries to write you a prescription for Zofran (ondansetron) instead, tell the doctor that Zofran doesn't help with your nausea at all but Reglan does. Normally when you mention drugs by name to a doc they get weird and think you are a drug seeker but this only applies to narcotics and scheduled drugs. Asking for Reglan by name just makes your doctor think that you're really in distress and that it's a more helpful drug than Zofran, plus it costs considerably less to fill at a pharmacy no matter if you have to pay for it or not.
If you're in the US and don't have great health insurance use GoodRX and you can usually pick up a script of 30 tablets for only $5. If you're in other countries you probably don't have access to a website like GoodRX but your country might provide prescriptions for just as cheap since it's a very old medication and it's listed as an essential medication on the WHO list of drugs.