Domperidone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Domperidone

Generic Name : Domperidone
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Domperidone are provided here.

Pronunciation : dome-PER-i-done

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Domperidone, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y43.0 Therapeutic Classification : Antiemetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Domperidone

India :

International :

Adzole-DM , Agilam, Apentral, Apuldon, Arcelenan, Atidon, Avizol-D , Avomit, Benzilum, Bipéridys, Bompy, Bus, Canozol-D, Cilroton, Cinet, Costi, Cosy, Coszol-D , D.M.P., 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 L.CH., 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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for 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.