Tardive Dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome that causes involuntary movements of the lower face and extremeties. The condition may be caused by the use of several different medications including antipsychotic drugs like Seroquel and metaclopramide-containing drugs like Reglan, which are used to treat gastrointestinal disorders.
- Lip Smacking
- Repetitive Chewing
- Pursing and Puckering of the Lips
- Tongue Protrusion
- Rapid Eye Movements and Blinking
- Impaired Finger Movements
Potential tardive dyskinesia lawsuits are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.
TARDIVE DYSKINESIA SIDE EFFECTS
The term “Tardive Dyskinesia” was first introduced in 1964, referring to repetitive, involuntary and purposeless movements. The condition is caused as a side effect of several drugs, and in many cases the inability to stop moving continues even after the drug is stopped. There is no known effective treatment and it is rarely reversible.
Tardive dyskinesia effects can be socially disabling, causing those who suffer from the problems to isolate themselves and feel like an outcast as a result of the societal stigma.
Although there are no exact estimates about the number of people diagnosed with tardive Diskinesia and no large-scale studies have ever been done, the incidence is higher among older individuals, and Reglan (metoclopramide) side effects have been reported as the most common cause of the drug-induced movement disorder.
REGLAN TARDIVE DYSKINESIA LAWSUIT
Metoclopramide drugs like Reglan and it’s generic equivalents, have been shown to cause Tardive Dyskinesia side effects. Among users who take Reglan drugs for more than the approved 12 week period, the incidence of Tardive Dyskinesia has been estimated to be as high as 30%, yet the manufacturers have underestimated the risk and described it as a rare side effect of Reglan.
The tardive dyskinesia attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer being accepted new cases for former users of Reglan. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.