Reglan Is Linked to Side Effects – Our Dangerous Drug Injury Lawyers Can Help
The medication Reglan may cause significant injuries if used over the long term, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Patients use Reglan to treat acid reflux disease, heartburn and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you have taken any dangerous drugs, you may be entitled to compensation. Reglan and other prescription drugs like Byetta have been linked to serious side effects. An experienced attorney at Flager & Associates can advocate for you and protect your rights.
Relgan contains metoclopramide, which has been linked to the movement disorder tardive dyskinesia.
Reglan also is prescribed to treat nausea in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and after surgery. Some pregnant women have used Reglan to treat morning sickness.
Tardive dyskinesia is a condition that causes uncontrollable, repetitive movements of the body. Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia may include:
- Lip smacking
- Puckering and pursing of the lips
- Rapid eye movements or blinking
- Tongue protrusion
- Rapid movements of the fingers, arms, legs and trunk
The symptoms rarely are reversible, and no known treatment exists.
Reports have linked Reglan to a possibly fatal condition called neuropleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Symptoms include high fever, sweating, unstable blood pressure, stupor, muscular rigidity and autonomic dysfunction. They can appear within the first two weeks of taking the drug.
FDA Orders Reglan to Carry ‘Black Box Warning’
The FDA requires that metoclopramide-containing drugs carry a black box warning about the risks linked to Reglan. Manufacturers of metoclopramide-containing drugs must ensure that patients receive a medication guide that details the risks of the drug each time they receive this medication from a pharmacy.
The FDA approved the use of Reglan for 4 to 12 weeks. A study, however, found that 20 percent of patients have been taking the drug for a year or more.
Metoclopramide is contained in Reglan Tablets, Reglan Oral Disintegrating Tablets, Metoclopramide Oral Solution and Reglan Injection. The FDA estimates that more than 2 million Americans use these products.
Do not delay seeking qualified legal assistance. The statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit and may prevent you from obtaining justice. It’s important to take action sooner rather than later while witnesses’ memories are fresh and evidence remains intact. You deserve justice. We can help.
Contact a Lawyer with Our Firm If You Have Suffered from Reglan or any Dangerous Drugs
Contact our personal injury firm to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers if you have suffered side effects after taking Reglan or any dangerous drugs. At Flager & Associates, PC, our personal injury attorneys are committed to helping clients successfully resolve their claims. Our lawyers advocate for injury victims so they can get the full compensation they deserve.
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