Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL)
What is Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL) used for?
Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL) is used to treat a variety of conditions. Patients suffering from diabetic gastroparesis (slow emptying of the stomach) are given this drug to treat the vomiting, acid indigestion and appetite loss caused by this condition. It is also given as a short term treatment for persistent heartburn, when other treatments have proven ineffective. Other uses include being given to patient undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy to prevent vomiting.
How should I use Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL)?
Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL) tablets should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. The dosage varies for each patient, and depends on a number of factors. Your physician will decide the correct dosage for you. Patients are sometimes told to take it 4 times per day, 30 minutes prior to eating, and at bedtime. The manufacturer advises that treatment should not last for longer than 12 weeks. Patients treating diabetic gastoparesis may be told to take it for 2 to 8 weeks. As this condition may recur, your physician may recommend that you start taking this drug as soon as your symptoms reoccur, and to stop taking it when you start to feel better.
What are the side effects of Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL)?
Patients taking Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL) may notice side effects, such as:
If you experience changes in mood, hallucinations, seizures or any other serious side effects, you should immediately consult your physician.
This medication may cause a serious movement disorder known as tardive dyskinesia. Immediately consult your physician if you experience any uncontrolled body movements. Because of the risk of this occurring, patients are normally told not to take this drug for longer than 12 weeks.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Maxolon (Metoclopramide HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.