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General Information on Domperidone

Generic Name : Domperidone

Pronunciation : dome-PER-i-done

Latest prescription information about Domperidone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiemetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Domperidone

India : 

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International : 

Adzole-DM , Agilam, Apentral, Apuldon, Arcelenan, Atidon, Avizol-D , Avomit, Benzilum, Bipéridys, Bompy, Bus, Canozol-D, Cilroton, Cinet, Costi, Cosy, Coszol-D , DMP, Dalic, Dany, Deflux, Degut, Depam , Digestivo Giuliani, Docivin, Dolium, Dom, Domedon, Domepraz, Domerdon, Dometa, Dometic, Domilux, Domin, Dompel, Domper, Domperdone, Domperidon Sandoz, Domperidona Ciclum, Domperidona LCH, Domperidona Ranbaxy, Domperidon-CT, Domperidone Alter, Dompéridone Arrow, Domperidone DOC, Domreme, Don-A, Donox, Doridon, Dudon, Ecuamon, Emetrol, Emidom, Eridon, Forimezin, Galflux, Gerdilium, Hadodolin, Jackmar, Leedom , Loval, Merin, Modomed, Molax, Monlobia, Motidom, Motigut, Motilex, Motilium RX, Motilium, Nauzart

Why is Domperidone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antidopaminergic agent, used in treating nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal problems and Parkinson’s disease.  

When should Domperidone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Domperidone?

Adult: Oral- Nausea and vomiting- 10-20 mg 4-8 hourly. Max: 80 mg/day.
Non ulcer dyspepsia- 10-20 mg 3 times/day and at night.
Migraine- 20 mg 4 hourly. Max: 4 doses/24 hour.
Rectal- Nausea and vomiting- 60 mg twice daily.

How should Domperidone be taken?

It is available in various forms like tablet, drop, suspension, capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Domperidone?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, breast cancer, bowel blockage, any allergic reactions, children less than 2 years, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Domperidone?

  Most Common: Headache, dizziness, dry mouth, nervousness, irritability and leg cramps.
  Respiratory - Chest pain and irregular heart beats.
  Genitourinary - Difficulty in urination and breast swelling in men and women.

What are the other precautions for Domperidone?

Avoid alcoholic beverages and excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Domperidone?

Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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