Reglan, also known as metoclopramide, is used to treat gastroesophageal disorders. Unfortunately, use beyond three months can result in severe and permanent side effects. Medical professionals must educate themselves about the proper use and dangerous side effects of drugs they prescribe.
Drug companies and the FDA will often strengthen warnings on these types of drugs once an issue is found. With regard to Reglan, which is manufactured by many generic drug companies, warnings in 2009 were strengthened to call attention to Tardive Dyskinesia, other muscle disorders, and to clearly state the length that this drug should be prescribed. Reglan and the generic version of the drug were found to mask the early symptoms of these serious disorders, preventing patients from getting the treatment that they need.
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Despite the new labeling, doctors have often continued old prescribing habits by using high doses for extended periods, well beyond twelve weeks. Common medical issues, such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can be treated long-term by much safer drugs than metoclopramide.
Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia, dystonia, Parkinson’s-like disease, and other disorders include:
These symptoms may actually be masked by the Reglan. When the medication is finally stopped, the symptoms dramatically increase. If you or a loved one has suffered from a muscular disorder that was masked by Reglan, our firm is ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP today.
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