Metoclopramide is commonly known as Reglan. Metoclopramide works by increasing the rate that your stomach and intestines move during digestion. It is used to treat heartburn, nausea, and low appetite associated with slow movement (known as diabetic gastric stasis) in the stomach and intestines.
Adverse Effects of Metoclopramide
Patients have reported episodes of depression while on Metoclopramide. These episodes range from mild depression to suicidal thoughts. Motor problems have also been associated with the use of Metoclopramide, such as those that mimic Parkinson's disease. Twitching of the limbs, protrusion of the tongue and the possible development of Tardive Dsykinesia have occurred in patients using metoclopramide.
Current Status of Metoclopramide
The FDA has recognized the risks associated with Metoclopramide and released new warning labels.
If you experience any of the side effects mentioned, please consult your physician. If you have suffered any injuries because of metoclopramide, you should consider consulting an experienced products liability lawyer to discuss your options and possible remedies.