Without a Prescription
Maxolon is a popular medicine that is also commonly known under the generic name of Metoclopramide. This product can effectively increase the patient's rate at which the intestines and the stomach move during digestion. This product can be prescribed in the treatment of diabetic gastric stasis, a disorder which is known to cause unpleasant symptoms like vomiting, nausea, decreased appetite, heartburn, and prolonged fullness after a meal. It can also be prescribed in the treatment of heartburn or reflux or heartburn.
Maxolon is a popular drug that is generically prescribed to patients who are suffering from heartburn, reflux or diabetic gastric stasis. It can also be prescribed to patients who are suffering from nausea and / or vomiting that are triggered by chemotherapy. It is also prescribed to facilitate an examination with X-rays of the intestines and / or stomach. However, this product could also serve some other purposes that have not been mentioned here.
You should alert your personal doctor at once if you develop muscle spasms or uncontrollable movements of your legs, arms, face, lips, tongue, jaw, or any other body parts during your treatment with Maxolon. If you start to experience agitation, unexplained anxiety, jitteriness, insomnia or breath shortness during your intake of Maxolon you should inform your physician as soon as possible, because you probably require immediate medical attention.
During your treatment with Maxolon you should avoid performing any activity that requires either physical or mental alertness and awakeness (such as driving). A treatment with Maxolon could also trigger drowsiness. While you are using Maxolon you should avoid consuming any products that are known to contain alcohol.
Do not start taking Maxolon if you are suffering from:
- High blood pressure;
- Injury, bleeding, or stomach obstruction;
- Kidney disease;
- Parkinson's disease;
- Seizure disorders such as epilepsy;
If you do have any of the disorders that have been listed above, you might not be allowed to use Maxolon or you should be prescribed a lower dose of Maxolon. You should also undergo several medical tests during your treatment with Maxolon.
Maxolon is a Category B FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore, a treatment with Maxolon during pregnancy is not supposed to cause any birth defects. However, if you are pregnant, you should ask your doctor if you may start using Maxolon. It has been established that Maxolon's components can pass into the patient's milk flow. Ask your doctor if it is safe to use Maxolon if you are nursing a child.
Ask your personal health care provider to give you exact directions regarding how to use Maxolon. Do not disobey any of your physician's instructions. If you did not understand some of them, ask a nurse or a pharmacist for further explanations. In case you want to know more about Maxolon you should read the medicine's label. Each dose of Maxolon should be accompanied by a full glass of liquid.
If you are using the liquid form of Maxolon, you should use a measuring device to make sure that you take the proper dose of Maxolon. If you do not own such a device (a dose measuring cup or spoon) you should buy one from a pharmacy. Store this product away from heat and moisture, in a place that cannot be easily reached by pets or children.
Ask your doctor to tell you the exact dose of Maxolon that you should use. Do not change the dose that you have been prescribed without your physician's approval. Maxolon is regularly taken in 4 times per day, at bedtime and 30 minutes before your main meals.
If you suspect that you might be suffering from an overdose with Maxolon you should seek medical care at once. Alert your personal physician and your local poison control centre as soon as possible. An overdose with this product could trigger irritability; confusion; drowsiness; tremor; uncontrollable movements of the legs, face, arms, or tongue; neck muscle spasms; and agitation.
If you happen to miss taking one of your doses of Maxolon, ask your personal physician for further instructions. Do not use double doses of Maxolon without your doctor's approval.
Stop taking Maxolon and alert your personal physician at once if you develop any of these dangerous and severe side effects:
- Agitation, anxiety, difficulty breathing, jitteriness, or insomnia;
- Allergic reaction to Maxolon's components (breathing difficulties; throat closure; swelling of your tongue, lips, or face; hives);
- Hallucinations or seizures;
- Irregular pulse;
- Spasms of the lips, jaw, arms, legs, face, tongue, or any other body part;
- Vision problems;
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
You may continue using Maxolon but you should alert your physician at once if you develop any of these less severe but more common side effects of Maxolon:
- Breast swelling or tenderness;
- Diarrhea or nausea;
- Drowsiness, dizziness, or headache;
- Fluid retention;
- Increased urination;
During your treatment with Maxolon you should avoid taking isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil) or tranylcypromine (Parnate). Maxolon can also harmfully interact with these drugs:
- Cyclosporine (neoral, sandimmune);
- Digoxin (lanoxicaps, lanoxin);
- Levodopa (dopar, larodopa, sinemet);
- Narcotic pain relievers;
- Tetracycline (sumycin);
Other Brand Names
In some countries Maxolon may also be known as:
- Gastrobid Continus;