It is estimated that over 2 million people in the U.S have been prescribed the drug Reglan (metoclopramide) to help with acid reflux and certain gastrointestinal disorders. The drug has also been prescribed to pregnant mothers to help treat nausea and other symptoms of morning sickness. Reglan is issued in several forms, including tablets, injections, and oral solutions.
Unfortunately, some patients who have taken Reglan have experienced serious side effects as a result of taking the drug for treatment of gastrointestinal problems. Studies show that Reglan (metoclopramide) may cause drug-induced movement disorders in patients, many of whom have taken the drug for longer than three months.
The Reglan side effects lawyers of Williams Kherkher understand that side effects from prescription medication can seriously harm your physical well-being and your livelihood. It may be difficult to deal with painful side effects, and many people find themselves unable to work and support themselves and their families. If you have suffered serious side effects as a result of taking Reglan, contact the Reglan lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.
Possible Side Effects
Patients who have taken Reglan have reported side effects including:
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
- Cervical Dystonia
- Parkinson’s Symptoms
Tardive dyskinesia, a neurological movement disorder, causes involuntary facial grimacing and movements of the lips, jaw, and tongue. Patients may also experience involuntary movements of the extremities and swaying of the hips and trunk.
People depend on prescription medication to help treat illnesses, disorders, and help relieve pain associated with injuries. If a prescription medication fails to provide the relief that it is designed to give or if it comes with harmful side effects, the patient may be eligible for compensation for pain, suffering, medical bills and other damages.
At Williams Kherkher, we are dedicated to providing responsible and compassionate representation for you in your time of need. If you have been injured by harmful Reglan side effects, contact an experienced Reglan lawyer of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.