Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuit
If you or a loved one developed Tardive Dyskinesia or other movement disorder after taking Reglan (metoclopramide), contact us now for a free consultation with a Reglan lawsuit attorney. We take Reglan cases in all 50 states. Call 800-845-6913 or use the Reglan Lawsuit Case Evaluation form on this page. Let a top Reglan side effects lawyer answer all of your Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia lawsuit questions and help you get the compensation you deserve on your Reglan side effects case.
Reglan is a prescription drug used as a short-term treatment (less than 3 months) for acid reflux, gastointestintal problems, nausea and heartburn caused by gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) in people who have used other medications without relief of symptoms. Reglan's generic name is metoclopramide. It was approved by the FDA and has been on the market in the U.S. since 1984. A drug company telephone survey in 1985 found that 38% of Reglan users took the drug for between one and two years and another 46% of Reglan users took the drug for three to six months.
Reglan FDA Black Box Warning
On February 26, 2009, the FDA issued a drug alert and forced drug maker Wyeth to add a "back box warning" to the label of Reglan after use of the drug (generic name metoclopramide) was linked to the neurological movement disorder Tardive Dyskinesia. A boxed warning is the strongest FDA warning used to alert patients of the risks of dangerous side effects associated with a prescription drug. Past Reglan use is linked to Tardive Dyskinesia, even long after people stopped taking the medicine.
Reglan Side Effects
Reglan side effects Tardive Dyskinesia and similar drug-induced movement disorders are characterized by rarely reversible symptoms that include sudden, uncontrollable, repetitive movements of voluntary muscle groups of the face, mouth, tongue, cheeks and jaw. Involuntary movements of the arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers and toes also may be signs of Tardive Dyskinesia.
Researchers believe that metoclopramide is the most common cause of drug-induced movement disorders like Tardive Dyskinesia. If you or a loved one has taken Reglan and been diagnosed with Tardive Dyskinesia or suffers any of the symptoms below, contact us today for a FREE consultation with a top Reglan lawsuit attorney:
- Facial grimacing
- Lip smacking
- Tongue protrusion
- Sticking out tongue
- Lip smacking
- Rapid eye movements
- Arm movements
- Hand and finger movements
- Leg movements
- Feet and toe movements
- Swaying of the hip and trunk
Our Reglan lawsuit attorneys represent both children and adults who have suffered Reglan side effects after taking medicine containing the drug metoclopramide and then been diagnosed with Tardive Dyskinesia.