Have you ever taken Reglan, the prescription drug used for gastrointestinal conditions such as gastric reflux, heartburn, or diabetic gastric stasis?  Did you know Reglan can cause Parkinson's-like symptoms (slow movements, rigidity, and tremors), seizures, and other serious side effects?

The FDA approved Reglan, which is manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, for short-term treatment only after other methods of treatment have failed. However, evidence shows that one-third of patients are prescribed Reglan for longer than 12 weeks, which is against FDA recommendations.

Some of the more serious Reglan side effects are:

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

Some of these side effects progressively worsen and may eventually become irreversible. The label on Reglan does advise of these side effects but states that the incidence is rare. However, studies have shown that the use of Reglan can cause Tardive dyskinesia in as many as 27% of its long-term users.

If you or someone you love has suffered serious harm as a result of taking Reglan, you may be eligible to seek compensation, including medical bills, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.

Contact Gruber & Gruber today.  Our experienced team will evaluate your case, answer your questions, and help you maximize your legal rights.

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