Reglan Side Effects
On January 26, 2009 the FDA issued an alert warning against chronic use of any medication containing metoclopramide, the most widely know being Reglan. Reglan can cause a serious and potentially life-threatening neurological disease known as tardive dyskinesia.
Tardive dyskinesia is more likely to occur if Reglan is used for longer than 3 months or when used in the elderly (especially elderly women). Tardive dyskinesia causes uncontrolled bodily movements of the face, mouth, tongue arms or legs. These uncontrolled movements can be permanent. You should seek medical attention immediately if you have been taking Reglan and are experiencing any uncontrolled bodily movements. There is no treatment for tardive dyskinesia, but in some cases symptoms may lessen or stop once use of the drug is stopped.
Especially at risk are patients who have been prescribed Reglan for acid reflux, pregnant woman who were prescribed Regland for morning sickness, breastfeeding mothers, elderly woman, and children who were prescribed Reglan for nausea caused by migraine headaches.
Metoclopramide is available in several forms including:
• Reglan Tablets • Reglan Oral Disintegrating Tablets • Metoclopramide Oral Solution • Reglan Injections
If you believe you are suffering from the above signs and symptoms caused by the use of Reglan, click here or call us on (404) 525-5150 for confidential help in evaluating your situation.
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