Reglan, also know as Metoclopramide, is used to treat acid reflux disease, gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GRD) and heartburn. On February 26 th, 2009, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) ordered that a black box warning be placed on the Reglan package insert. The serious and devastating side effects include tardive dyskinesia, which is a permanent and incurable condition in which the Reglan user suffers from involuntary, repetitive movement (like lip smacking and facial grimacing). Two studies have concluded that long term use of Reglan causes a significant increase in the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia. In addition, Reglan is linked to Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), which has signs and symptoms that include muscle rigidity, irregular pulse and blood pressure and acute kidney failure. NMS can be fatal.
Please contact Girardi | Keese if you have questions about the long term effects of Reglan, or another prescription medication, that has caused harm to you.