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Brand name: Maxolon

Maxolon contains the active ingredient metoclopramide. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Maxolon is used to treat a number of conditions such as nausea and vomiting. It can cause stomach contractions to help food to travel normally through the stomach and intestines. It can help diagnose stomach or intestines problems when using X-rays. It can also help with passing tubes into the intestine. Maxolon works by blocking the action of a chemical in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting.

Maxolon comes as a tablet and ampoules (for injection). The tablets should be swallowed with a full glass of water. If needed, the tablets can be broken in half along the break-line. The ampoules are only injected by nurses and doctors.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: metoclopramide

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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.

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Maxolon 10 mg uncoated tablet, 25

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 10 AUGUST 1994: 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. Intramuscular administration of Maxolon facilitates the absorption of a range of drugs including the absorption of aspirin in people with migraine. Maxolon has been found useful in the management of gastric retention after gastric surgery. Maxolon 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, Maxolon should be discontinued. Young Adults and Children: The use of Maxolon 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

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance round, biconvex, white tablets approx 7mm in diameter with a break bar on one side and "MAXOLON" debossed on the other.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
25: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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