What are Generics?
Generic drugs marketed without brand names contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.
Generic Maxolon (Metoclopramide) is used short-term to treat heartburn and similar heartburn symptoms. Generic Maxolon offers highly effective relief of nausea and vomiting; heartburn, stomach pain, and bloating, and is one of the top prescribed medications by doctors.
Generic Maxolon is also marketed as Degan, Maxeran, Maxolon, Primperan, Pylomid, and Reglan.
*Maxolon® is manufactured by SmithKline Beecham.
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Generic Maxolon is a prokinetic drug that is used to treat ailments such as heartburn, gastric reflux disease and gastroparesis. Generic Maxolon works by increasing the rate at which the stomach empties food into the intestines. The medication can also be prescribed in a single dose to facilitate x-rays of the stomach and intestines.
Generic Maxolon is also used to treat slow gastric emptying in people with diabetes (also called diabetic gastroparesis), which can cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, and a feeling of fullness after meals.
How to take
Take Generic Maxolon exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Generic Maxolon is usually taken for only 4 to 12 weeks. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
NEVER TAKE GENERIC MAXOLON IN LARGER AMOUNTS THAN RECOMMENDED, OR FOR LONGER THAN 12 WEEKS.
Take Generic Maxolon 30 minutes before eating. Generic Maxolon is usually taken before meals and at bedtime. Your doctor may want you to take the medication as needed only with meals that usually cause heartburn. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Maxolon: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking Generic Maxolon and call your doctor at once if you have any of these SIGNS OF A SERIOUS MOVEMENT DISORDER, which may occur within the first 2 days of treatment:
- tremors or shaking in your arms or legs;
- uncontrolled muscle movements in your face (chewing, lip smacking, frowning, tongue movement, blinking or eye movement); or
- any new or unusual muscle movements you cannot control.
- Stop taking Generic Maxolon and call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:
- slow or jerky muscle movements, problems with balance or walking;
- mask-like appearance in your face;
- very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
- depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
- hallucinations, anxiety, agitation, jittery feeling, trouble staying still;
- swelling, feeling short of breath, rapid weight gain;
- jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or
- seizure (convulsions).
Less serious Generic Maxolon side effects may include:
- feeling restless, drowsy, tired, or dizzy;
- headache, sleep problems (insomnia);
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
- breast tenderness or swelling;
- changes in your menstrual periods; or
- urinating more than usual.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of Generic Maxolon. This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Before using Generic Maxolon, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by Generic Maxolon.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- Generic Insulin;
- levodopa (Larodopa, Atamet, Parcopa, Sinemet);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap);
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Generic Ditropan, Generic Oxytrol), tolterodine (Generic Detrol), or Generic Solifenacin (Generic VESIcare);
- blood pressure medications;
- bronchodilators such as ipratroprium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate); or
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo), haloperidol (Haldol), olanzapine (Zyprexa, Symbyax), prochlorperazine (Compazine), risperidone (Risperdal), thiothixene (Navane), and others.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Generic Maxolon. Tell your doctor about all medications you use.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.