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Brand name: Maxolon TM

Active ingredients: metoclopramide

What it is used 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

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 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

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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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 was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical 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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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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