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Domperidone - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Available Brands

Other Known Brands
  • Motigut    
  • Motidone    
  • Apo-Domper    
  • Domne    
  • Rabugen    
  • Smood-10    

Why do I need this medicine?

Domperidone helps relieve nausea and vomiting.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Domperidone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it on an empty stomach 15-30 minutes before a meal.

You may stop taking this medicine when you no longer have nausea or vomiting.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease
- severe liver disease
- stomach problems (e.g. stomach bleeding or bowel blockage)
- prolactinoma (a tumour of the pituitary gland)
as Domperidone may not be suitable for you.

Do not take Domperidone with medicines used to treat fungal infections such as ketoconazole. Please see the section “Can I take this with other medicines?” below for more information.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- kidney disease
- heart rhythm disorder
- hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood)

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.

For as long as you are taking this medicine, you may need to have regular ECG (recording of electrical activity of the heart) and a renal function test to check your body's response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Domperidone may cause any of the following side effects: headache and dry mouth.

This medicine may also cause gynecomastia (breast enlargement for men). Discuss with your doctor if you are concerned about these side effects.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Do not take Domperidone with ketoconazole (medicine for fungal infection).

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for heart disease e.g. quinidine, amiodarone
- medicines for high blood pressure e.g. diltiazem, verapamil
- medicines for mood disorder e.g. haloperidol, pimozide
- antibiotics e.g. erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, spiramycin
- medicines for malaria e.g. halofantrine, lumefantrine
- medicines for colds or allergy e.g. mequitazine, mizolastine
- medicines for cancer e.g. vincamine, vandetinib, toremifene

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Domperidone.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Domperidone - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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