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The Side Effects of Reglan

July 15, 2011

According to the Food and Drug Administration, prolonged usage of Reglan—more than three months—has been attributed to many serious side effects, including:

1) Uncontrollable, abnormal muscle movements known as tardive dyskinesia, which mostly affects facial muscles.

2) Uncontrolled spasms of your face and neck muscles, or muscles of your body, arms, and legs (dystonia). “These muscle spasms can cause abnormal movements and body positions,” says the FDA. “These spasms usually start within the first 2 days of treatment. These spasms happen more often in children and adults under age 30.”

3) Depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide. Some people who take Reglan experience extreme depression, even thoughts about ending their own lives. Some have committed suicide.

4) Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). “NMS is a very rare but very serious condition that can happen with Reglan,” says the FDA. “NMS can cause death and must be treated in a hospital.” Among other NMS symptoms,  high fever, stiff muscles, problems thinking, very fast or uneven heartbeat, and increased sweating are common.

5) Parkinsonism. Symptoms include slight shaking, body stiffness, trouble moving or keeping your balance. Reglan may also make Parkinson’s Disease worse if you already have it.

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Do you think Reglan should remain on the market with all these potential side effects? Would you feel safe taking it?

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Comments (1)

  1. Mike G! says:

    My wife used Reglan for less than a week because her Dr. thought it would help her increase breast milk after giving birth to our newborn son. Now after not using it for a couple days she feels like she can’t talk normal anymore and wonders now if she’ll be like this the rest of her life. She experienced drowsiness while taking it and also headaches and she NEVER has headaches, EVER. The headaches are still present to this day. These are some serious side effects that everyone should know about. Anything that can cross the blood/brain barrier and do this kind of neurological damage should have more warnings!!! Once again, this was only after using 10mg once a day for LESS than a week!!! DO NOT USE THIS EVIL DRUG!!!!

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