Tardive Dyskinesia Linked to Reglan
There are always risks involved in taking any kind of medication. It is rare that the effects of any kind of drug are limited to only the desired effects. This sort of drug is what is often referred to as the miracle drug.
Reglan has been used for the desired effect of treating gastroesophageal reflux. It, however, is not a miracle drug. Its effects include both those desired and several that are not desired.
One of these undesired effects has been the development of a disorder known as tardive dyskinesia. This is an extremely debilitating disorder that causes involuntary movements. Many legal claims against Reglan involve this disorder and so some attention will be devoted to the nature of tardive dyskinesia in this article.
About Tardive Dyskinesia
Google health is a great tool to use when starting to research a health problem. The entry in Google health describes tardive dyskinesia as a disorder that causes involuntary movements. In many cases, these involuntary movements occur in the lower face.
The more common symptoms of tardive dyskinesia include four different kinds of lower face involuntary movements. They include facial grimacing, jaw swinging, repetitive chewing and tongue thrusting.
The causes of this disorder are linked to taking medications known as neuroleptics for a long time. Recently, Reglan has been associated with the development of tardive dyskinesia.
Reglan lawyers are working to investigate this. If you or someone you love is suffering from the disorder tardive dyskinesia, it is important to contact a Reglan lawyer like those at the national law offices of Nadrich & Cohen. Your case may provide insight into the link between Reglan and the development of tardive dyskinesia and you may be entitled to compensation.