MAXOLON INJECTION - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some of the common questions about Maxolon. It does not contain all the available information. It does not
take the place of talking to the doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. The doctor has weighed the possible risks of taking Maxolon against the expected benefits.
You must follow the doctor's advice about receiving Maxolon. If you have any concerns about this medication, talk to the doctor,
nurse or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet until you have finished treatment with Maxolon. You may want to read it again.
What Maxolon is used for
Maxolon contains metoclopramide as the active ingredient.
Maxolon helps control nausea and vomiting caused by infectious diseases, migraine, kidney disease, childbirth, other
medications, cancer, or following surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Maxolon is also used to activate stomach contractions in conditions where there is a need to encourage normal passage of food
through the stomach and intestines.
Maxolon is used together with X-rays to help diagnose problems of the stomach and/or intestine. It is also used to assist with
passing a tube into the intestine.
Maxolon works by blocking the action of a chemical in the brain which causes nausea and vomiting. Maxolon also acts in the
stomach and upper intestine to increase muscle contractions.
The doctor may have prescribed Maxolon for another reason. Ask the doctor if you have any questions about why Maxolon has
been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Maxolon is addictive.
Maxolon must not be used if:
you have had an allergic reaction to metoclopramide or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine. The ingredients
are listed at the end of this leaflet. Signs of an allergic reaction may include itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the
face or tongue.
Maxolon is also available as tablets and oral solution. If you have had Maxolon or metoclopramide before and became unwell, tell
the doctor or pharmacist before you receive any Maxolon.
you have any of the following conditions:
- active bleeding from the stomach and/or digestive tract
- blockage of the stomach and/or digestive tract
- recent surgery on the stomach and/or digestive tract
- phaeochromocytoma (an adrenaline-producing tumour of the adrenal gland).
the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed or if the package is torn or shows signs of tampering.
Before starting Maxolon tell the doctor if:
you have ever had an allergic reaction (such as a rash) to metoclopramide in the past.
you have epilepsy. Maxolon may increase the risk of having a fit.
you have Parkinson's disease. Maxolon may make this condition worse.
you are or think you may be pregnant or if you intend to become pregnant. The doctor will discuss with you the possible risks
and benefits of using Maxolon during pregnancy.
you are breastfeeding. Your baby can absorb metoclopramide from breast milk if you are breastfeeding. Maxolon can also have
an effect on the flow of milk.
you have liver or kidney problems. The dosage of Maxolon may need to be changed or you may need to be given an alternative
Taking other medicines with Maxolon:
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or have taken other medicines until recently. This includes those medicines
that you buy without a prescription. In particular mention if you are taking any of the following:
- tranquillisers or anti-anxiety medications
- strong pain relievers (eg codeine, morphine)
- sedatives or sleeping medications
- atropine-like medications (eg. some cold preparations, travel sickness medicines)
- tetracycline antibiotics, paracetamol, levodopa. Maxolon may increase the abso