Request Legal Help Now - Free

LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION

Tardive Dyskinesia One of Major Reglan Side Effects

. By
Scottsdale, AZAccording to the Mayo Clinic, Reglan side effects can occasionally include high fever or difficulty breathing, and patients are encouraged to contact their doctors if they experience any such symptoms.

The clinic's Web site explains that Reglan is used to "treat heartburn for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)," which is "esophageal irritation from the backward flow of gastric acid into the esophagus."

To do this, the drug increases the contractions and movements in the stomach and intestines, according to the clinic.

However, in February 2009, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it would require a "boxed warning" for Reglan and other drugs that contain Metoclopramide to alert patients about the risks of taking them for an extended period of time.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, one of the most serious potential side effects of Reglan use can be tardive dyskinesia, which can result in the patient being unable to control certain movements of muscles, particularly those in the face.

READ ABOUT REGLAN LAWSUITS

Reglan Legal Help

If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to a drugs & medical lawyer who may evaluate your Reglan claim at no cost or obligation.

ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS STORY

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.


Click to learn more about LawyersandSettlements.com

Request Legal Help Now! - Free