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Reglan and Tardive Dyskenesia
The drug Reglan can be helpful over a short period of time to treat nausea, vomiting, and gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach does not empty correctly. Over longer periods of time, however, Reglan has been shown to significantly increase the risk of tardive dyskinesia, a condition that affects fine motor function.
Tardive Dyskinesia: Signs and Symptoms
Though limited treatment is available, tardive dyskinesia is generally considered to be an irreversible condition. The word “tardive” means that symptoms may be delayed and not appear until long after overexposure to the cause such as the defective drug Reglan. The main symptoms of tardive dyskinesia are involuntary facial movements and spastic movement in the extremities
Victims of tardive dyskinesia may experience involuntary movements such as lip pursing, smacking, or grimacing, eye spasms or rapid movement, and inability to control finger movement. The severity of the symptoms typically increases with the length of time the patient was exposed to Reglan.
Rights of Tardive Dyskinesia Victims
While there are other potential causes of tardive dyskinesia, if you or a loved one developed this condition after taking Reglan, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit with the help of our experienced Baltimore defective drugs lawyers. We will fight for your right to compensation and damages for the debilitating effects of tardive dyskinesia caused by Reglan overexposure.
Because tardive dyskinesia cannot be reversed, it can lead to years of treatment, doctor visits, and inability to work. The financial impact can be staggering, but you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for those costs under Maryland personal injury law. Our Baltimore defective drug lawyers will explain the legal issues involved and help you develop your case.
We often take for granted the long-term safety of drugs approved by the FDA. However, drugs like Reglan may be considered safe by the FDA for short-term use while long-term use can cause severe conditions like tardive dyskinesia. If a drug you trusted to help you ended up causing medical problems, our Baltimore defective drug attorneys are here to help.
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