Reglan is the marketing name for metoclopramide, a drug used to treat a variety of conditions but best known for its use to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms such as the heartburn and ulcers which result from GERD. Because of it’s many complications and side effects Reglan is a secondary treatment for the symptoms and is used in situations in which primary treatments were unsuccessful. In simple terms, Reglan works by accelerating the flow of food through the digestive tract and thus reducing the time and opportunities for complications.
The disclosed Reglan side effects are far too numerous to list and discuss. The list of side effects is so exhaustive that it leads the ordinary user to believe the side effects have been exaggerated. However, notoriously absent from the disclosed side effects is the most serious known side effect, tardive dyskinesia. Tardive dyskinesia is a movement disorder which commonly involves the uncontrollable movement of the facial muscles. These uncontrollable facial movements include jaw clenching, chewing motions, lip puckering, grimacing, eyelid movements, and squinting. Reglan can also cause uncontrollable body movements to other parts of the body.
Reglan related movement disorders are usually associated with the use of Reglan over extended periods of time and are often permanent. Patients would be well advised to consider less risky alternatives to Reglan.
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