Please pass this information to breastfeeding support groups.
My name is Vanessa Belmonte and I work with the Tardive Dyskinesia Center (located at www.tardivedyskinesia.com. ) We provide educational information on tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder caused by the medication Reglan (Metoclorpromide). Reglan is sometimes prescribed to women who have trouble lactating during breastfeeding, without properly being informed of the long term side effects. Often it is also prescribed to babies who have reflux and without properly stating all side effects this can affect the child forever. I hope you will consider keeping a note of our organization as a resource.
Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a result of damage to the bodily systems that process dopamine, and is typically caused by exposure to certain neurological medications - including Reglan. Tardive Dyskinesia victims suffer from involuntary, repetitive movements which often continue after the drug is no longer used and are irreversible and incurable. We feature the most up-to-date information on TD, its causes and all known treatment options.
The best treatment is prevention. Right now we are in the midst of a public outreach, attempting to educate families on the dangers of Reglan. I hope you will pass this message along to others who may be using or prescribing Reglan.