Domperidone - Drug Information

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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 : 

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 it is prescribed : 

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

When it is 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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

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 it should be taken : 

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

Warnings and Precautions : 

• 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.

Side Effects : 

  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.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid alcoholic beverages and excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

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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