Reglan is a prescription drug pushed by pharmaceutical companies to patients to treat Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Many studies dating back from the 1970s have shown that Reglan is ineffective in resolving GER and GERD. A 2006 study published in Nature Clinical Practice: Gastroenterology & Hepatology concluded that “the evidence base for the use of [metoclopramide for GERD] is weak, with little or no sustained effect on acid exposure or healing of esophagitis.” The studies also indicate patients suffer from irreversible side effects if used for longer than a 12 week period called Tardive Dyskinesia. TD is a tragic life-long medical condition that causes involuntary and abnormal body movement.
If you or a loved one has taken Reglan and have experienced any of the harmful side effects listed, please seek the help of an Albuquerque dangerous drug attorney. Contact the Branch Law Firm today so that we can conduct a thorough evaluation of your Reglan use and any damaging or irreversible symptoms that you have experienced.