Domperidone

General Information
 
Uses
 
What should I know before taking this drug
 
Precautions
 
Dosage information
  
Adverse reactions
 
Storage
 
Additional information if any
 
 
 
Brand names and manufacturer

Vomistop (Cipla)
Domstal (Torrent (prima))
Emitin (Cachet)
 

Type: OTC/Prescription/schedule

Domperidone is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
 

 
Domperidone is pronounced as 
 

What is it?

Domperidone belongs to group called anti emetics.

 

Common uses of it

Domperidone is used in the treatment of Nausea and vomiting, Migraine 
 
 

How to use it

Domperidone should be taken on empty stomach. (Half hour before meals is preferable) 

 

Do not take domperidone if you are
 
Allergic to it
If you have a tumor of pituitary gland,
Gastro intestinal haemorrhage
 
 
 
Children:
Old people:
Pregnant woman:
Domperidone belongs to FDA pregnancy category C. This means that domperidone may harm an unborn baby if used during pregnancy but potential benefit may warrant use of the drug in pregnant woman despite potential risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Lactating women:
It is not known whether domperidone passes into breast milk or if it could harm the baby. Do not take domperidone with out first talking to doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
Other:
 
Domeperidone is available in the form of tablets and suspensions
 
 
Nausea and vomiting: 10 – 20 mg every six hours. Maximum is 80mg / day
Migraine: 20 mg every 4 hours. Maximum is 80mg / day
 
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose. 
 
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
 
 

 

Domeperidone side effects are 

  • Dizziness
  • Convulsions
  • Low sexual desire
  • Gynaecomastia
 
 

When to consult the health expert about the side effects of it

If any of the above side effects become worse stop the medication and consult the doctor immediately

 
 
 
Store allopurinol at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C / 59 – 86 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any left over portion is disposed off safely.
 
 
 
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