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Metoclopramide

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Prokinetic Maxolon® Adult

Metoclopramide - What is it for

​Metoclopramide is a medicine that is used to prevent and treat nausea or vomiting. It is usually given as an add-on to other medicines. It is sometimes used to treat conditions like bloatedness and indigestion.

Metoclopramide - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Metoclopramide cause?

  • Drowsiness
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Mild, transient decrease of blood pressure (manifesting in light-headedness) upon standing up

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Involuntary muscle twitching of the limbs or face and nervous tics
  • Abnormal movement of the eyes, head and neck
  • Tremors or restlessness
  • Movements become slow and difficult
  • Unusually slow heartbeat which makes you tired or uncomfortable

Before taking Metoclopramide, what precautions must I follow?

  • ​Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are on any other medicines for neurological or heart problems.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Metoclopramide?

Metoclopramide - Dosage and How to Use

How should Metoclopramide be used?

​It is usually taken on a when-needed basis to a maximum of 30 mg (three 10 mg tablets) per day. Higher doses should be taken only upon recommendation by a doctor. 

It can be taken 30 minutes before meals to reduce bloatedness and aid digestion. Each dose should be at least 6 hours apart.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

If you overdose on this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Metoclopramide - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Metoclopramide safely?

How should I store Metoclopramide?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Metoclopramide safely?

Metoclopramide - Additional Information

Click here for more information on the use Metoclopramide as anti-emetics for post-chemotherapy.

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