Maxolon - Maxolon, although chemically related to procainamide, does not possess local anesthetic or antiarrhythmic properties. Maxolon is used to enhance GI motility, to treat diabetic gastroparesis, as an antinauseant, and to facilitate intubation of the small bowel during radiologic examination. Maxolon may be used to treat chemotherapy-induced emesis and as a radiosensitizing agents in the treatment of non-small cell lung carcinoma and glioblastomas in the future.
Indication: For the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Indications: gastrointestinal disorders
Indications: aid in gastrointestinal examination, gastrointestinal disorders, hiccup
Indications: gastrointestinal disorders, nausea and vomiting, aid in gastrointestinal investigations, migraine
Indications: gastrointestinal motility disorders, nausea and vomiting
Indications: gastrointestinal disorders, nausea and vomiting, adjunct to gastrointestinal procedures, premedication
Indications: nausea and vomiting, gastrointestinal motility disorders, gastro-oesophageal reflux
Maxolon increases muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract. This speeds up the rate at which the stomach empties into the intestines. Maxolon is used short-term to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux in people who have used other medications without relief of symptoms. 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.
This medication is used to treat certain conditions of the stomach and intestines. Maxolon is used as a short-term treatment (4 to 12 weeks) for persistent heartburn when the usual medicines do not work well enough. It is used mostly for heartburn that occurs after a meal or during the daytime. Treating persistent heartburn can decrease the damage done by stomach acid to the swallowing tube ( esophagus ) and help healing.
Maxolon is also used in diabetic patients who have poor emptying of their stomachs ( gastroparesis ). Treating gastroparesis can decrease symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and stomach/abdominal fullness. Maxolon works by blocking a natural substance (dopamine). It speeds up stomach emptying and movement of the upper intestines.
This drug is not recommended for use in children younger than 1 year due to an increased risk of serious side effects (such as muscle spasms /uncontrolled muscle movements). Ask the doctor or pharmacist for details.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This drug may also be used to prevent nausea/vomiting from chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer.