The Reglan attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who have developed tardive dyskinesia or other movement disorders after taking Reglan or other generic gastrointestinal drugs containing metoclopramide. The uncontrollable movements and facial jerks caused by the side effects of Reglan can have a devastating impact on quality of life and in many cases the problems could have been prevented if proper warnings had been provided.
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Although Reglan was only established as a safe and effective treatment when used for short-term treatment of no more than 12 weeks, the makers of the brand name drug and metoclopramide generic were aware that many doctors prescribed the medication off-label for substantially longer periods of time.
It has been known for some time that the risk of Reglan tardive dyskinesia problems substantially increases the longer the medication is taken, yet the manufacturers did not fully inform the medical community or patients.
The manufacturers placed their desire for profits ahead of their obligation to provide complete warnings about the safe use of the product. They clearly knew that informing patients and doctors about the devastating problems Reglan can cause when used at high doses or for longer than 12 weeks would negatively impact sales, so they minimized the risk.
Their decision has left thousands of former users of the medication with devastating and socially disabling movement disorders like tardive dyskinesia, which cause constant and uncontrollable movements like:
- Lip Smacking
- Repetitive Chewing
- Pursing and Puckering of the Lips
- Tongue Protrusion
- Rapid Eye Movements and Blinking
- Impaired Finger Movements
In February 2009, the FDA required that Reglan and all other metoclopramide-containing drugs, which are also marketed as Octamide and Maxolon, carry a “black box” warning about the potential tardive dyskinesia complications when the drug is used for longer periods of time. Hopefully with more complete and prominent warnings, less users of Reglan and generic metoclopramide will suffer from these problems.
For individuals who have been diagnosed with tardive dyskinesia or another movement disorder, compensation may be available through a Reglan lawsuit. Our attorneys provide free consultations and claim evaluations for individuals throughout the United States and there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
If you, a friend or family member have been diagnosed with tardive dyskinesia from Reglan problems or suffered side effects that resulted in uncontrollable movement disorders, contact our Reglan attorneys to find out if you may qualify for a case.