Reglan is a drug used to treat gastroesophogeal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux. Reglan is also known by its generic name, Metoclopramide.
According to the FDA, Reglan has been linked to a condition called tardive dyskinesia, which may include involuntary and repetitive movements of the body, even after the drugs are no longer taken. There are several other similar conditions also involving involuntary, repetitive movements that have been associated with use of the drug Reglan, such as dystonia, akathisia, and pseudoparkinsonism.
In particular, according to the FDA, tardive dyskinesia is characterized by involuntary, repetitive movements of the extremities, or lip smacking, grimacing, tongue protrusion, rapid eye movements or blinking, puckering and pursing of the lips, or impaired movements of the fingers. These symptoms are rarely reversible and there is no known treatment.
People who have taken the drug for more than twelve weeks are most at risk of developing these conditions. The risk of developing these conditions increases with the length of use of Reglan and the amount of dosage of Reglan.
The FDA has issued a “Black Box Warning” to warn people of these serious side effects. Reglan is still on the market, but is recommended only for short term use. As of February 2009, doctors have been advised to avoid prescribing Reglan for long term use in all but rare cases.
If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, or if you display these symptoms, don’t wait. Call our Reglan Lawyers today to before the statute of limitations runs and you no longer have a right to compensation.Our attorneys just published an article in Trial magazine on this dangerous drug.
If you or a loved one has taken Reglan and has exhibited these symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact Bubalo Goode Sales & Cronen to see how we can help. You have rights and may be entitled to compensation for the harmful side effects of Reglan.
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