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Reglan Lawsuit Information

Reglan Lawsuit
Information

The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. As of 2012, the Simmons Law Firm is no longer accepting cases involving Reglan. 

Filing a Lawsuit

Reglan side effects can be dangerous.

Reglan, which is manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, is used for the treatment of gastrointenstinal conditions. However, Reglan is FDA approved for short-term treatment (not to exceed 3 months) after other method s of treatment have failed. However, evidence shows that one-third of patients are prescribed Reglan for longer than 3 months, which is against FDA recommendations. T his has resulted in Reglan Lawsuits.

What is Reglan?

Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prescription drug used to treat a number of gastrointestinal conditions including slow gastric emptying in people with diabetes and heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux. For these conditions, Reglan works to increase muscle contractions aiding in faster digestion.1

Reglan Side Effects

Some of the more serious Reglan side effects are:

  • Tardive Dyskinesia - involuntary muscle movements, usually in the face and tongue, but sometimes in the trunk or extremities or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
  • Parkinson’s Like Symptoms - slow movements, rigidity, and tremors
  • Akathesia - a severe anxiety and inability to sit still
  • Seizures and convulsions

More information about Reglan side effects

FDA Warning

According to the FDA, do not take Reglan ODT for more than 12 weeks.
Also, do not take Reglan ODT if you:

  • have stomach or intestine problems, such as bleeding, blockage, or tears
  • have an adrenal gland tumor
  • are allergic to: metoclopramide, aspartame, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, mannitol, aminoalkyl methacrylate copolymer, microcrystalline cellulose, natural and artificial orange flavor, povidone
  • take medications that could cause seizures or uncontrolled movements 
  • have epilepsy or other seizure disorder2

Reglan Side Effects

The most extreme side effects of Reglan generally stem from prolonged use or higher doses, and are described by victims as embarrassing and debilitating.  Reglan may worsen symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, depression or bowel obstructions. 

Reglan side effects include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Shuffling walk
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drooling
  • Depression
  • Tiredness
  • Tremors
  • Tardive dyskinesia (see below)
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Stiff muscles
  • Confusion
  • Sweating 
  • Sever anxiety
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Hallucinations
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Seizure
  • Jaundice 

Tardive Dyskinesia

Patients are most prone to tardive dyskinesia, or uncontrolled muscle movements in the face, tongue and extremities, when Reglan is taken for more than 12 weeks or if they are elderly.  Tardive dyskinesia cannot be treated, but occasionally the cessation of the medicine intake can decrease or eliminate the symptoms.

* Please note that recovery results vary per client. The recovery amounts in each case reflect the specific facts of that case. Further, recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results.

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