Reglan® Can Cause Tardive Dyskensia

Every year millions of Americans suffer from stomach disorders like diabetic gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) and get prescribed Reglan® routinely. In a bid for relief, most patients follow their medical practitioner’s prescription blindly, not knowing what may lie in store ahead. Reglan® or metoclopramide can have terrible side effects like Tardive Dyskinesia which can be a very debilitating disease.

Reglan® is available in the form of Reglan® Tablets, Reglan® Oral Disintegrating Tablets, Metoclopramide® Oral Solution and Reglan® Injection.

Reglan® Side Effects
Tardive Dyskinesia is not a dismissible side effect by any count and can alter the health and quality of life of a person as this affects the neurons, nerve cells. The symptoms of this are like drug induced movement disorders and the most alarming thing is that most are rarely reversible.

Tardive Dyskinesia symptoms are uncontrollable movements of the tongue, lips or jaw, facial grimacing, tongue protrusion, lips puckering, involuntary movements of arms, legs, fingers and toes and swaying movements of the trunk or hip. These movements are usually repetitive and jerky.

Tardive Dyskinesia is almost incurable and most victims have to put up with the symptoms for the rest of their lives. Usually, the first symptoms are not noticed by the patients themselves but by family or friends. These may manifest long after Reglan® usage has been stopped.

FDA & Reglan®
On February 26th, 2009, The U.S. FDA announced that manufacturers of metoclopramide must add a boxed warning to their drug labels about the risk of its long-term or high-dose use.

The Law & Reglan®
If you or your loved ones have been injured through the use of Reglan®, waste no more time. You are potentially entitled to compensation. Contact Eric W. Gruenwald, Attorney/Lawyer for more information at 866-529-0001 Extension 245.

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