Reglan use and Sensory Processing disorder.

by Jasmine Hodges
(Graham WA)


I took Reglan during my pregnancy. I know I probably got my cervical dystonia from taking it. Is it possible that my son could of gotten sensory processing disorder caused by the medication? I have read it causes neurological issues.

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Dec 08, 2014
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autism
by: Cris

I am italian, I took metoclopramide during my pregnsncy. Doctors said it was safe. Now my daughter is four and she has autism.

May 26, 2014
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Six year old that took regalan until about 18 months
by: Teresa

My daughter is six was diagnosed with autism and she took tegalan from birth until like a year!

Mar 26, 2013
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SPD and Autism Associated with Reglan
by: Anonymous

I was on Reglan during my pregnancy for severe morning sickness. I never really like to take medication, but the doctor assured me everything would be fine. Well my son is almost 3 and doesn't talk much. He will say bye bye and hi, but only when he wants to. He will say mickey and duck. He use to say buzz and woody, but no longer shows interest in them so he doesn't say their names. My son was dx with spd last year and now we are waiting to get him eval for autism. He has a monotone humming sound that he does when he is bored or sleepy. He sometimes gets over stimulated when watching movies or seeing people, he will flap his hands and walk around. He is very shy but will interact with people after he gets familiar with them.

I'm 100% sure that that medication caused my sons issues. I know this because these issues do not run in my family. I know my cousins and their children and they are all fine. None of my family has ever taken that medication. I'm very upset and frustrated with the doctors who gave me this rx. They had to have known something about this drug. There are to many issues with this drug and for them to deny hearing about this is a lie! I feel sorry for my son and I feel to blame, I should had listened to my gut feeling, but the doctors made me feel bad for not taking it, stating I would be worse off with out it! Next time I'm not taking anything and if I get too sick I'll go to the hospital to get iv fluids but no medication.
I hope one day we can fight for this drug to be off the market! I also hope we can prove that this drug while taking during pregnancy will cause long term affects on the baby's and their futures. I always tell everyone I know and people I meet to stay away from this drug! It causes shakes in adults who take it what do they think it will do to a developing fetus and its brain development? The signs are all pointing to this drug as one of the causes for spd and autism!

Mar 07, 2013
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Reglan, Autism, Infantile Spasms & Movement DIsorder
by: Heather Adel

My son is 4 and we have been through it all now they are going to throw him on the Spectrum and I am so pissed off. I know its all due to the Reglan they prescribed throughout my pregnancy. Does anyone have any ideas on how to help?

Aug 21, 2012
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frustration
by: Anonymous

I too took reglan (called metochlopramide in the UK) during pregnancy for hyperemesis (extreme morning sickness). We belive our 3.5yr old has autism, although we're still waiting for diagnosis. These "symptoms" became obvious at 24 months and after. I keep questionning environmental factors!

May 05, 2011
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Me too
by: Shelley

I was prescribed reglan for sickness whilst I was pregnant, my son 7 has SPD and is waiting full Autism assessment. If you google reglan and autism/pdd nos/learning disabilities there are lots of other parents out there. Anecdotal, I know but were is the research?

I have searched and searched to find a scientific study supporting the safety of this drug in pregnancy and I can't find a single one. It is not enough to state that there wasn't an increase in birth defects. Our children have developmental problems not birth defects. Why is there no research? this is a worldwide disgrace.


Mar 17, 2011
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Yep, us too!
by: Anonymous

My 8 year old son was put on Reglan when he was 3 days old, after nearly choking in the hospital. An upper GI showed that he had severe reflux. He was on Reglan for a year and a half, along with Zantac (which made things worse), then Pepcid AND Prevacid.

Even when he was a baby, still in a rear-facing carseat, he was having sensory issues. He'd cry anytime we went somewhere (I thought car rides were supposed to calm babies!) and I now think that it was because the sensation of riding backwards was very disorienting for him. There are many other examples. He wasn't diagnosed with SPD until he was 4 1/2 and we have come a long way. Unfortunately, he still has a very low threshold for pain and hypersensitive hearing (he has to wear earplugs to school).

I have always suspected Reglan in the back of my mind, since there was nothing else about my pregnancy or delivery that would've caused the SPD (and no family history, either). But after talking with another mom at his school, I am almost positive that's what caused it. Her child has SPD and was also put on Reglan as a baby for reflux. It can't just be a coincidence.

I've also since discovered that Reglan is only meant to be used for short periods of time...not 18 months.

Mar 15, 2011
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reglan sensory processing disorder
by: Anonymous

I just looked this up... My son is now 6 he took Reglan as an infant... has been diagnosed with sensory process disorder and is on IEP otherwise was healthy only took Reglan for gastro disorder.

Jul 05, 2010
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Regan Use
by: Anonymous

I too took Reglan during pregnancy and my infant also took it due to projectile vomiting issues. He is now 3 and we highly suspect Sensory Processing Disorder.

Feb 05, 2010
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reglan and sensory processing
by: Anonymous

My son took Reglan as an infant. He also has sensory processing disorder.

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