Reglan, a drug that is often prescribed for those suffering from diabetic gastroparesis, has been found to cause dangerous side-effects, despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration gave its approval of Reglan in 1995. Now, up to 30% of those who have taken Reglan for one year or longer have suffered symptoms related to Tardive Dyskinesia.
Symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia include:
Involuntary movements of the face, mouth, tongue and jaw.
Uncontrolled movement of hands and fingers
Smacking of the lips
Fast and frequent eye blinking
Involuntary facial grimacing
These severe side-effects prompted the FDA to order manufacturers to issue a black-box warning that warns of these risks that can be produced by high-dosage use or long-term use.
These symptoms are rarely reversible and as of now there is no known treatment.
From the author: Dangers of Reglan
If your or someone you love has taken Reglan and suffered from these side-effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering. Please contact the experienced drug lawyers at Carr and Carr Attorneys. For over 36 years, the Oklahoma attorneys at Carr and Carr have represented thousands of injured people in Oklahoma and across the rest of the country.