Thanks for your question on whether Maxeran should be given to infants and if so how much. Although I am not a healthcare professional, I might give you a few quick tidbits on Maxeran and its usage.
Maxeran or Metoclopramide can be given to infants. It has a number of uses but is generally an antiemetic (prevents vomiting).
Usual Pediatric Dose when given orally is 0.1 to 0.2 mg per kg of body weight, per dose 3 times a day and should be given 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime.
For infants, Maxeran is used in the treatment of chronic vomiting (long-term vomiting) and recurrent bronchopumonary manifestations that is associated with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD-Gestational Esophageal Reflux Disease- when the acids in the stomach go up to the esophagus).
Maxeran is also used to treat Gastric Stasis (delayed empting of the stomach) and persistent functional feeding intolerance for preterm infants.
For Breast feeding mothers, it is important to know that Maxeran is excreted into human milk. There has also been a report of a single case, where in an infant suffered from intestinal discomfort after being exposed to the drug.
In fetuses, Mazeran has no known fetal risks as it is not teratogenic-meaning it is not capable of causing developmental abnormalities in a fetus.
It is still wise to consult your Pediatrician as to whether Maxeran can be given to your infant and in what doses. Like all drugs, Maxeran should be used with caution.