Domperidone - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Domperidone | Pronunciation : dome-PER-i-done
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Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
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):
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
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.