North Carolina Reglan Lawyers
Reglan® has been prescribed to help in the treatment of heartburn, acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal disorders.
In February 2009, the FDA issued a black box warning on all drugs that contain metoclopramide products, such as Reglan. This was done to warn the public about the dangers involved with taking the drug over extended periods of time and in high doses. Studies have shown that using Reglan for periods longer than 12 weeks dramatically increases a patient’s vulnerability to tardive dyskinesia, a neurological condition that causes uncontrollable, repetitive movements of the body such as involuntary lip smacking, facial grimacing, tongue protrusion, and rapid eye movements or blinking. Many patients also experience difficulty moving their limbs and fingers, making this a very dangerous drug.
Thousands of people take Reglan® to reduce their nausea and prevent vomiting. In doing so, they may expose themselves to the risk of developing devastating side effects.
If you or your loved one have suffered negative side effects from use of Reglan®, you should consider contacting an attorney as you may be entitled to seek compensation. Contact the law offices of Riddle & Brantley, LLP for a free consultation by calling 1-800-525-7111 or by clicking here to submit your request online. We can help explain your rights so you can decide whether litigation is the right path for you.
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