Reglan Lawsuit Settlements
Reglan tardive dyskinesia is a drug side effect that involves involuntary movements, mostly in the lower face. Tardive means “delayed” and dyskinesia means “abnormal movement.” Reglan is a drug that has been shown to cause tardive dyskinesia after extended use. If you have developed problems after using this drug please contact us for the latest Reglan lawsuit settlements news. We are currently representing clients throughout the United States.
What is Reglan?
Reglan is an oral medication used to treat diabetic gastroparesis, which is the delayed movement of food from the stomach into the intestine, and GERD, which is a backup of stomach acid into the esophagus. Symptoms of these conditions include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, heartburn, and chest pain. Reglan is produced by Schwarz Pharma. Reglan was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1985. It is generically known as metoclopramide.
How does Reglan Cause Tardive Dyskinesia?
Reglan tardive dyskinesia is caused by its drug, metoclopramide. It occurs most often when people take Reglan for long periods of time, but in some cases, Reglan tardive dyskinesia can occur after taking the drug for a short period of time.
What are the Symptoms of Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia?
Common symptoms of Reglan tardive dyskinesia include:
• Facial grimacing;
• Jaw swinging;
• Tongue thrusting; and
• Repetitive chewing.
If you experience any of these Reglan tardive dyskinesia symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention.
What is the prognosis for Reglan tardive dyskinesia?
If Reglan tardive dyskinesia is diagnosed and treated early, the condition may be reversed by stopping taking Reglan. However, even if a person stops taking Reglan, the involuntary movements may become worse, and may even be permanent.
The FDA Warns About Reglan Side Effects
The FDA has acknowledged that Reglan can cause tardive dyskinesia and other side effects. On February 26, 2009, the FDA mandated that Reglan have a “black box” warning label on the box. This black box warning is the FDA’s strictest warning. Black Box warnings indicate that a medication has the potential to cause life-threatening side effects.
What other side effects does Reglan cause?
In addition to causing Reglan tardive dyskinesia problems, Reglan can cause depression, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, jaundice, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS– a life-threatening neurological condition marked by delirium, fever and muscle rigidity), seizures, aldosteronism, a condition where the adrenal glands produce excessive hormones and cause low blood-potassium levels, and agranulocytosis, a condition characterized by low levels of white blood cells.
Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuit
If you have suffered Reglan tardive dyskinesia, you may have important legal rights. A Reglan lawsuit is a way to seek legal justice for damage caused by Reglan.