MAXOLON TABLETS 10MG

Active substance: METOCLOPRAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET - UK
GB 726-8741-APIL
8093558-04

3. How to take Maxolon Tablets
Always take Maxolon exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Your doctor will work out the correct dose for you based
on your weight.

Maxolon* Tablets 10mg

The usual doses taken to treat a condition are:

(Metoclopramide Hydrochloride BP)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine.
- Please keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not
pass it on to others; It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side effects becomes severe, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of these apply to you, please see your doctor
before being treated with Maxolon.
Maxolon when given intravenously in patients with any
heart problems can cause irregular heart beats,
palpitations, fainting or dizziness.
Please inform your doctor if you have any heart
problems.

In this leaflet
1. What Maxolon Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Maxolon Tablets
3. How to take Maxolon Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Maxolon Tablets
6. Further Information

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have
recently taken any other medicines, including those
obtained without a prescription.

1. WHAT MAXOLON TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY
ARE USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Maxolon Tablets 10 mg.
Maxolon Tablets contain the active ingredient Metoclopramide
Hydrochloride BP 10 mg which belongs to a group of
medicines called antiemetics.
Maxolon Tablets are used to treat problems such as:
• Feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting)
caused by, amongst other things, diseases of the
digestive system, heart problems and by treatments
such as radiotherapy and antitumour drugs.
• Pain and discomfort of problems such as indigestion,
heartburn, wind, sickness and bringing up bile.
These problems can be caused by acid rising from
the stomach, hiatus hernia, inflammation or ulcer of
the upper part of your digestive system, gallstones
or after an operation to remove gallstones.
• Migraines to stop nausea and vomiting and to help
painkillers work more effectively.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE MAXOLON TABLETS
Do not take Maxolon Tablets if you:
• are allergic to metoclopramide hydrochloride or
any of the other ingredients of Maxolon Tablets;
• have a tumour in your adrenal gland
(phaeochromocytoma);
• have had surgery on your digestive system in the
last 3-4 days;
• have been told by your doctor that you have a
blockage, bleeding or a tear in your digestive system;
• are in early stages of pregnancy or are breast-feeding;
• have epilepsy;
• Maxolon Tablets should not be given to children under
the age of 1 year and is not recommended in children
aged 1-20 years.
Take special care with Maxolon Tablets if you have:
• severe liver or kidney problems;
• a history of allergic asthma or other allergic type reactions;
• an uncommon inherited blood disorder called
porphyria.

If vomiting persists, even when you are taking this medicine,
you should talk to your doctor.

This is especially important if you are taking:
• painkillers, such as aspirin and paracetamol;
• any medicine belonging to a group called anticholinergic
medicines, such as atropine, scopolamine or
suxamethonium;
• levodopa, bromocriptine and pergolide used to
treat Parkinson's Disease
• ciclosporin, an immunosuppresant medicine;
• any medicines for mental health problems;
• a medicine used to control movement disorders in
conditions such as Huntington's Chorea called
tetrabenazine;
• any medicine used to treat depression: Selective
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) such as
fluoxetine or citalopram; Monoamine Oxidase
Inhibitors (MAOIs) such as procarbazine;
• any other medicine taken by mouth, as the dose may
be affected by Maxolon;
• atovaquone, used to treat pneumonia.
Taking Maxolon with food and drink
Alcohol should be avoided when you are taking Maxolon.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are
trying to become pregnant, please tell your doctor before
taking Maxolon. Maxolon is not recommended for use in
the early stages of pregnancy.
Maxolon passes into the breast milk, therefore
breast-feeding is not recommended while taking Maxolon.
Driving and using machines
You can drive while being treated with Maxolon, but do
not drive until you know how it affects you. It may make
you feel drowsy or dizzy and could cause movement
disorders, if it affects you in this way, do not drive or
operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients
of Maxolon tablets
Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you have
been told that you have an intolerance to some sugars.
This is because Maxolon contains Lactose, a type of
sugar.

Rare:
• drowsiness;
• restlessness;
• confusion;
• anxiety;
• diarrhoea;
• agitation.

Extremely rare:
• depression;
• Maxolon may affect the blood and cause breathing
problems, headache and tiredness. The lips, nail
For diagnostic purposes a single dose of Maxolon may
beds and ears may look blue. If this happens stop
be given 5-10 minutes before investigations of the upper
taking Maxolon Tablets and get in touch with your
digestive system:
doctor.
Adults 21 years and over: 1-2 tablets
If any of the side effects becomes severe, or if you notice
a side effect not listed in the leaflet, please tell your
Adults aged 21 and over who weigh less than 60 Kg will doctor or pharmacist immediately.
have their dose altered by the doctor.
5. HOW TO STORE MAXOLON TABLETS
The tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN
Adults 21 years and over:
One tablet taken three times a day.

If you take more Maxolon Tablets than you should
Do not use Maxolon tablets after the expiry date which is
If you take more Maxolon than you should, contact your printed on the pack.
doctor or the nearest hospital emergency department
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immediately. Take the container and the leaflet with you. Do not store above 30 C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via waste. Ask your
If you forget to take Maxolon Tablets
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
If you forget your dose of Maxolon, take it as soon as
required. These measures will help to protect the
you remember, unless it is almost time for your next environment.
dose. DO NOT take a double dose.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Maxolon Tablets contain
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Maxolon Tablets contains 10 mg of the active ingredient
Like all medicines, Maxolon can cause side effects
metoclopramide hydrochloride BP.
although not everybody gets them.
Other inactive ingredients are: maize starch (dried),
colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate,
If you notice:
pregelatinised maize starch and lactose.
• itching or skin rashes;
• swelling of the face, lips or throat;
What Maxolon Tablets look like and content of the pack
• difficulty in breathing or wheeziness,
Maxolon tablets are white and engraved with ‘Maxolon’.
Stop taking the medicine and seek medical advice
Maxolon is available in aluminium canisters of 3, 6, 9, 12,
immediately. These may be signs of an allergic reaction. 100 or 500 tablets; plastic recloseable containers packed
into a carton of 42, 84, 100 or 500 tablets; amber glass
bottles of 100 or 500 tablets; blister packs of 20, 21, 42
If you notice:
or 84 tablets.
• a very high fever;
• loss of consciousness;
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are not breast-feeding; irregular periods; breast
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• disturbances in your vision;
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• increase or decrease in blood pressure;
• tremors;
• dizziness.

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