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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Paediatric population:

Metoclopramide 5 mg/ml Injection is indicated in children (1 – 18 years) for:

• Prevention of delayed chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) as a second line option

• Treatment of established post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) as a second line option

For other indications, the use in the paediatric population is not recommended.

Adult population:

Metoclopramide 5 mg/ml Injection is indicated in adults for:

• Prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

• Symptomatic treatment of nausea and vomiting, including acute migraine induced nausea and vomiting

• Prevention of radiotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (RINV)

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