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Brand name: Metoclopramide (Pfizer) TM

Active ingredients: metoclopramide

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 23 July 2001: Adults (20 years or older) * relief of nausea and vomiting associated with migraine, cancer therapy (chemotherapy or radiation), malignant disease, labour, infectious disease and uraemia * control of post operative vomiting * assist in small bowel intubation. Metoclopramide is of little benefit for the prevention or treatment of motion sickness. Young adults and children Metoclopramide should be restricted to the following conditions when used to treat children and young adults under 20 years of age because of the risk of adverse effects. * severe intractable vomiting of known cause * vomiting associated with radiation therapy or intolerance to cytotoxic drugs * assist in small bowel intubation. Young Adults and Children (over 1 year of age)*Metoclopramide should be restricted to the following conditions and only used as second line therapy, when used to treat children and young adults under 20 years of age because of the risk of adverse effects: *Severe intractable vomiting of known cause*Vomiting associated with radiation therapy or intolerance to cytotoxic drugs*Assist in small bowel intubation

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient metoclopramide

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

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