Pulaski Law Firm is no longer accepting claims for Reglan-related injuries.
Reglan (metoclopramide) is manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in the United States and is prescribed as a short-term remedy for heartburn related to GERD (gastroesopheal reflux disorder), acid reflux, nausea, morning sickness related to pregnancy, and gastroparesis among other similar ailments. Recent studies have suggested that Reglan may be related to certain movement disorders that are induced by drugs of this type. Tardive Dyskinesia is a movement disorder that can be persistent and even irreversible. If you have used Reglan and have experienced repetitive body movements that are involuntary, you may be affected by this problem.
In 2009, the FDA ordered the manufacturer to include a black box warning about this disorder and the dangers of long-term or chronic use of the drug. Because one of the serious Reglan side effects is Tardive Dyskinesia, it is important to understand what some of the symptoms are.
Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms:
- Facial tics or grimacing
- Repetitive and involuntary body movements, particularly in the extremities
- Lip pursing, puckering or smacking
- Excessive blinking or rapid eye movements
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Impaired finger movements
Tardive Dyskinesia has no treatment or cure at this time. While some people see reduced Reglan side effects when they stop taking the drug, others see no change in these side effects, and some find that the symptoms are actually heightened when the drug has been stopped.
There are a number of Reglan lawsuits that have been filed against the manufacturers, and more Reglan lawsuits are expected to surface. If you or someone you love has used Reglan and have noticed involuntary body movements, you should talk with your doctor about the possibility of Tardive Dyskinesia.
If you have this disorder, you can contact one of the Reglan lawyers at Pulaski Law Firm P.L.L.C. to discuss your legal rights in this matter. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering, and a free consultation with our Reglan lawyers will help you know what direction to take. Call 800-BAD-DRUG or (800) 223-3784 for more information.