Don’t Take Reglan IF …
August 24, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns several groups of people against taking Reglan, or its generic counterpart metoclopramide. If you suffer from any of the following medical conditions, you’ll want to avoid this medication:
- Parkinson’s disease
- high blood pressure
- kidney problems. Your doctor may start with a lower dose.
- liver problems or heart failure. REGLAN ODT may cause your body to hold fluids.
- diabetes. Your dose of insulin may need to be changed.
- breast cancer
- phenylketonuria. REGLAN ODT contains aspartame.
- you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if REGLAN ODT will harm your unborn baby.
- you are breast-feeding. REGLAN ODT can pass into breast milk and may harm your baby. Talk with your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take REGLAN ODT.
Even if you don’t have any of these conditions, taking Reglan can be potentially dangerous, causing serious side effects like tardive dyskinesia. Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by abnormal muscle movements, usually in the face. There is currently no treatment for tardive dyskinesia.
Do you think more needs to be done to warn consumers about the side effects of Reglan?
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