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Infant Use of Reglan Can Cause Serious Medical Injury

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Reglan is a prescription drug that has long been used to treat various gastrointestinal disorders.

It is often prescribed in the treatment of infant reflux problems. It is also prescribed for other off-label uses in infants such as in the treatment of colic. Colic in babies is thought to be associated with gastrointestinal problems and some doctors may prescribe Reglan to help reduce the incidence of severe colic in infants.

These off-label uses of Reglan in infants have been known to cause serious side effects. The most severe of these side effects is a disease known as tardive dyskinesia. Tardive dyskinesia affects the motor skills and is typically characterized by random uncontrollable movements in the head, tongue, jaw, and mouth and even in the arms, legs, fingers and toes. Some patients may also have repetitive motions such as rocking or swaying movements.

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The FDA has issued a warning stating that Metoclopramide, also known by the brand name Reglan can cause tardive dyskinesia. This warning has been issued to ensure that physicians and parents are aware of the possible dangerous side effects that taking Reglan may cause. The symptoms can come on immediately or they may surface long after the patient has stopped taking Reglan products.

Reglan is commonly prescribed to infants who are experiencing severe colic. While the dangers of taking Reglan have long been known the warnings have not been severe enough to stop the use of Reglan in infants. The manufacturers of Reglan products are aware of the possibility of serious injury caused by taking the products. If your infant has taken Reglan and is suffering from any of the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia you need to take legal action immediately.

If your baby has tardive dyskinesia you need to get the help of a good Reglan attorney to assist you. You are entitled to be compensated for medical expenses related to Reglan as well as pain and suffering. Since tardive dyskinesia is not curable your baby should be entitled to payments based on a lifelong illness. It is not only your right but your duty as a parent to stand up for your infant's rights. A Reglan attorney will help you determine what happened and can get your family the money you deserve.

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Reglan products have been found to be the root cause of almost a third of all drug-induced neurological disorders. The resulting damage cannot be reversed. Tardive dyskinesia can be mild or severe and the symptoms may come and go, however, the patient will never be cured of the disease and may suffer symptoms for the rest of his or her life. If your infant has tardive dyskinesia talk to an attorney right away. The attorney will review your situation to determine how to proceed. Don't deny the rights of your baby get your infant the money he or she deserves as a result of this medical injury.

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