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Brand name: Metoclopramide Hydrochloride (Apo) TM

Active ingredients: metoclopramide

What it is used for

In Adults (20 years and over): As an adjunct to X-ray examination of the stomach and duodenum. To assist in intestinal intubation. To control nausea and vomiting associated with the following conditions: intolerance to essential drugs possessing emetic properties; uraemia; radiation sickness; malignant disease; postoperative vomiting; labour; infectious diseases. There is no clear benefit in motion sickness or other labyrinth disturbances. Metoclopramide hydrochloride has been found useful in the management of gastric retention after gastric surgery. Metoclopramide hydrochloride may be useful in the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis of mild to moderate severity. Once control of diabetes has been established by diet and/or insulin, metoclopramide hydrochloride should be discontinued.,Young Adults: The use of metoclopramide hydrochloride in patients under 20 years should be restricted to the following situations: Severe intractable vomiting of known cause. Vomiting associated with radiotherapy and intolerance to cytotoxic drugs. As an aid to gastrointestinal intubation

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 36 Months.

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

Visual appearance

White to off-white, circular, biconvex film-coated tablets with breakline on both sides.

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Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

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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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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