Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms

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Symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia involve the involuntary movement of the limbs, torso, face, jaw, or fingers

What’s the problem?

Reglan, a medication used to treat heartburn, has been linked to long-term involuntary muscle movement among people of all ages. In 2009, the FDA ordered the producers of Reglan (containing a drug called metoclopramide) to place a black box warning, the strongest warning the FDA can require, on the label of products collectively known as Reglan.

Reglan increases muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract, resulting in the stomach emptying into the intestines at a much faster rate. Although the drug is commonly used as a short-term treatment for heartburn, it is also used to care for slow gastric emptying in people with diabetes.

Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms

The following is a list of symptoms associated with Tardive Dyskinesia:

  • restless muscle movements in the eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck
  • swelling
  • hallucinations
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fever
  • rapid breathing and/or eye blinking
  • head jerking
  • facial grimacing
  • puckering and pursing of the lips
  • involuntary movements of the fingers
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