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Drug Name: metoclopramide
Product Code: EP6149
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MAXOLON TABLETS AND ORAL SOLUTION - CMI
(SmithKline Beecham) 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.
Use Maxolon as instructed. If you have any concerns about using this medication, talk to the doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet until treatment with Maxolon is finished. 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 (or your child).
There is no evidence that Maxolon is addictive. Before using Maxolon Do not use Maxolon if:
you (or your child) 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.
If you (or your child) have taken metoclopramide before and became unwell, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking any Maxolon.
you (or your child) 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.
Do not use this medicine to treat any other complaints unless the doctor says it is safe.
Do not give this medicine to anyone else; the doctor has prescribed it specifically for you (or your child).
Before starting Maxolon tell the doctor if:
you (or your child) have ever had an allergic reaction (such as a rash) to metoclopramide in the past.
you (or your child) 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 (or your child) have liver or kidney problems. The dosage of Maxolon may need to be changed or you may need to be given an alternative medicine.
Taking other medicines with Maxolon:
Tell the doctor if you (or your child) 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:
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