Metoclopramide (RBX) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metoclopramide. On this page you will find out more about Metoclopramide (RBX), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: metoclopramide
Over 65 years of age?
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Metoclopramide (RBX) 10 mg film-coated tablet, 25
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is 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
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White to off-white, circular, biconvex film-coated tablets with breakline on both sides.|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, film coated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
10: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
125: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
150: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
20: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
25: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||36 Months|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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