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Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms


Reglan Metoclopramide Tardive DyskinesiaThe following is an extremely detailed list of symptoms associated with Tardive Dyskinesia provided by Daniel J. McGlynn, Esq., a colleague our ours with whom we work very closely with on Reglan and Tardive Dyskiesia lawsuits.

Learn more about Reglan and Tardive Dyskinesia:

If you or a loved one have taken the prescription drug Reglan (metoclopramide) and subsequently developed Tardive Dyskinesia, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.


  • Tongue moves in mouth
  • Tongue protrudes out of mouth
  • Chewing
  • Teeth grinding
  • Difficulty swallowing (choking)
  • Difficulty eating
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Facial grimacing
  • Puckering
  • Blinking
  • Eyes pull to one side
  • Excessively frequent eye movements
  • Repeated forehead wrinkling
  • Blowing/puffing/burping/unintended noises/clicking
  • Difficulty breathing (diaphragm)
  • Different (muscle tension or “hatband”) headaches
  • Jaw ache/tension/spasm
  • Head pulls to one side
  • Unusual dental problems
  • Biting inside of mouth\tongue
  • Drooling
  • Slurred speech\thick tongue
  • Arms move
  •  Legs move (like restless leg syndrome, but not)
  • Fingers move
  • Hands drawn up
  • Hands cramped (difficulty grasping\holding)
  • Arms/hands shake
  •  Toes move
  • Feet cramp
  • Difficulty walking
  •  Back twisting or arching
  • Stomach movements
  • Hip gyrating
  • Diaphragm uncontrolled causing grunting and unusual noises
  • Unusual feeling of rapid heartbeat\anxiety
  • Tremulousness
  • Bouncy legs

*Symptoms disappear completely during sleep (Scientific mystery/diagnosis feature).
Although movements and/or anxiety may impair ability to fall asleep.


  • Cramps, especially in jaw (like TMJ) and neck muscles
  • Can be painful- muscle aches


  • Can’t sit still
  • Inner feeling of restlessness/anxiety/discomfort
  • Restlessness usually more severe when trying to fall asleep
  • Compulsion to keep moving
  • Itchy, painful burning tingling skin
  • Depression that never existed before
  • Suicidal thoughts/actions which never existed before


  • Cognitive impairment
  • Behavioral changes
  • Memory impairment

(Whether this aspect exists or can be medically proven is debated)

PARKINSONISM (usually ceases upon cessation of metoclopramide)

  • Masked\expressionless face
  • Slowness of movements
  • Shuffling gait
  • Rigidity
  • Can appear zombie-like


  • Humiliation
  • Social withdrawal
  • Physical disability
  • Vocational disability
  • Household disability
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Depression\isolation

Do I have a Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuit?

The Defective Drug and Product Liability Litigation Groups at our law firm are an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in tardive dyskinesia lawsuits. We are handling individual lawsuits nationwide and currently accepting new Reglan induced Tardive Dyskinesia cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one have taken the prescription drug Reglan (metoclopramide) and subsequently developed Tardive Dyskinesia, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.

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