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Lawyers / Attorneys: Evaluating Nationwide Reglan® / Tardive Dyskinesia Injuries & Deaths

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Reglan® Linked to Tardive Dyskinesia

You may be entitled to compensation!

Have you or a loved one taken Reglan®, generic name Metoclopramide?

In February 2009, the Food and Drug Administration notified healthcare professionals that the manufacturers of metoclopramide drugs, including Reglan®, must add a boxed warning to their drug labels about the risk of its long-term or high-dose use. “Chronic use of metoclopramide has been linked to tardive dyskinesia, which may include involuntary and repetitive movements of the body, even after the drugs are no longer taken. These symptoms are rarely reversible and there is no known treatment.”

About Reglan®

Reglan® (which has the generic name of metoclopramide) is a prescription drug that is intended for short-term use for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux. Reglan® can also be prescribed for patients with diabetic gastroparesis – a condition that results in slow gastric emptying, and which can cause intense heartburn, nausea and vomiting. Metoclopramide is also marketed under the names Octamide, Maxolon, Degan, Maxeran, Primperan, and Pylomid.

How Does Reglan® Work?

Reglan® is designed to increase muscle contractions in the patient’s upper digestive tract, with the specific intention of increasing the speed at which stomach contents are emptied into the intestines.

Are There Any Possible Health Related Risks?

Most side-effects to Reglan® are relatively mild, such as drowsiness, nausea, and diarrhea. However, very severe responses to the drug, even death - has been reported.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome has been reported in possible connection with Reglan® use; a potentially life-threatening condition, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome can cause fever, muscle-rigidity, delirium, kidney damage, unstable blood-pressure, and coma.

Tardive dyskinesia, a neurological condition, has also been reported in patients prescribed Reglan®. Symptoms of this condition can include involuntary grimacing, involuntary, rapid movement in the arms and legs, rapid eye blinking, and tongue protrusion.

It is very important to note that the effects of Tardive dyskinesia can persist long after the patient’s course of treatment is finished.  Even if you have not been officially diagnosed with tardive dyskinesia, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we would like to talk with you.  These symptoms should be discussed with your physicians.

Tardive Dyskinesia and its Symptoms

Known as a neurological condition whose chief symptoms are repetitive, involuntary movements, the term tardive dyskinesia has been in use since 1964. The effect of the drugs that cause the condition can be tardive, meaning the dyskinesia (involuntary movement) sometimes appears even after the drugs are discontinued.
Symptoms of Tardive dyskinesia may include:

  • involuntary, rapid movement in the arms and legs
  • involuntary grimacing
  • rapid eye blinking
  • tongue protrusion

Convulsive seizures have also been observed.

If you or a loved one have been prescribed Reglan® and have experienced any of these symptoms, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Consult with your physician before you stop taking any medications, including Reglan®.

About Us

The Mulligan Law Firm is a national law firm located in Dallas, Texas, providing information and resources for injured individuals and their families in all 50 states. The firm has successfully resolved over $600,000,000 in claims for its clients since 1995.

The Mulligan Law Firm is currently investigating injury claims involving Reglan® and its possible role in Tardive dyskinesia.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after taking Reglan® it is important that you consult with a legal professional immediately. The Mulligan Firm’s experienced lawyers are standing by to help you.

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award or compensation. Do not delay, as your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait.

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