Reglan Lawsuits and Side Effects
FDA is putting a black box warning (the strongest FDA warning) on all drugs containing the pharmaceutical ingredient metoclopramide (Reglan), which is used in the treatment of disorders like heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. The black box label warns consumers about the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia, which causes involuntary repetitive momements (twitches) with long-term, high-dose use of metoclopramide.
Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia can persist long after the patient stops using the drug. Symptoms can include repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements like: Grimacing, sticking your tounge out, lip smacking, puckering, pursing of the lips, rapid movement of arms, legs, fingers or toes, rapid eye blinking and twitches.