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Feb 27, 2009
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Reglan just got a new warning
The FDA is now requiring a black box warning on Reglan and generic metoclopramide. The warning is about the potential for tardive dyskinesia (strange movements that can become permanent) from using the drug in high doses or for longer than 3 months. To read more about tardive, go to the Reading Room of this site and look in the Treatments section. I'm going to go find a page on the FDA site about the new warning and post the link.
Feb 27, 2009
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
sheesh! I found the link:

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW01963.html

Feb 27, 2009
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Our DR gave us this warning verbally. So we already knew. The packaging is new though. Which is good in case not all DRs are up on the latest news.
Feb 28, 2009
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
LOL Jess, we've all learned that many doctors aren't up to date and even if they are, they don't necessarily think we need to know.
Check with your
doctor first!