Outcomes of Reglan
Reglan Drug Injury
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Many infants experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is typically due to a poorly coordinated or developed gastrointestinal tract. Most infants grow out of GERD by the time they are one year old, but medication is often prescribed to help the child during his or her period with GERD.
In older children, GERD typically results from similar triggers as those in adults, such as overeating, obesity, consumption of certain foods and beverages, and specific medications, which can cause the muscular valve between the stomach and esophagus to relax or the lower esophageal sphincter to relax.
Reglan® may cause a condition known as tardive dyskinesia, which can be permanent. There is no treatment for tardive dyskinesia, but in some cases symptoms may lessen or stop once the use of metoclopramide is stopped. Reglan should not be used for longer than three months (12 weeks). Many lawsuits associated with Reglan and children have been filed.
If you or a loved one are suffering serious side effects from Reglan, consult a doctor and speak with the experienced drug injury attorneys at James Bewley Law.