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    Domperidone

    Information about Domperidone

    Domperidone uses

    Domperidone is used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting.

    How domperidone works

    Domperidone indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

    Common side effects of domperidone

    Dry mouth

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    Expert advice for Domperidone

    • Do not take Domperidone, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the tablets.
    • Do not take the medicine, if you notice black, tarry stools (bowel motions) or blood in your stools, blockage or tear in the intestines or if you have a tumor of the pituitary gland (prolactinoma).
    • Do not take the drug, if you have moderate to severe liver disease, heart problems (irregular heart rate or heart failure) or abnormal salt levels in the blood.
    • Do not crush or chew the tablets, swallow them whole with a glass of water.
    • Do not take the drug if you intend to drive or operate heavy machinery as it may cause drowsiness.
    • Always take the tablets 15 to 30 minutes before meals and, if needed, before going to bed at night.
    • Consult your doctor, if you are above 60 years of age and taking domperidone for a long period of time.
    • Inform your doctor, if you are already taking medicines for fungal infections (ketoconazole) or antibiotics (e.g. gentamycin, erythromycin).

    Frequently asked questions for Domperidone

    Domperidone

    Q. What is Domperidone used for?
    Domperidone is used for the treatment of nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting as and when recommended by your doctor.
    Q. Is Domperidone an over the counter drug?
    Domperidone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine and it is not advisable to take it without a prescription.
    Q. Does Domperidone cause weight gain?
    Weight gain has not been reported with the use of Domperidone. If you notice any abnormal weight gain while using Domperidone, please talk to your doctor.
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    Q. Does Domperidone raise the blood pressure?
    The increase in blood pressure is generally not seen with the use of Domperidone. But if you experience an increase in blood pressure while using Domperidone, please consult your doctor.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone for morning sickness?
    Domperidone is not indicated or recommended for treating morning sickness. Please consult your doctor if you plan to take any medicine for treating morning sickness.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with antibiotics?
    The use of Domperidone with antibiotics like erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, spiramycin, and some antifungals is not recommended. Please consult your doctor before using any antibiotics with Domperidone.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with lansoprazole?
    Yes, Domperidone can be taken with lansoprazole as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen when they are taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with doxycycline?
    Yes, Domperidone can be taken with doxycycline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with doxycycline.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with omeprazole?
    Yes, Domperidone can be taken with omeprazole. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with citalopram?
    The use of Domperidone with citalopram is not recommended as it may increase the underlying heart problems like prolonged QTc interval. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with amitriptyline?
    Yes, Domperidone can be taken with amitriptyline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with amitriptyline.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with amoxicillin?
    Yes, Domperidone can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with amoxicillin.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with paracetamol?
    Yes, Domperidone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with tramadol?
    Yes, Domperidone can be taken with tramadol as no drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking Domperidone with tramadol.
    Q. Is Domperidone safe?
    Yes. Domperidone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.
    Q. Is Domperidone used for motion sickness?
    Domperidone is indicated for use in motion sickness. Please consult your doctor before using Domperidone for motion sickness as it must be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Is Domperidone an antibiotic?
    No, Domperidone is not an antibiotic. Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick).
    Q. Does Domperidone cause drowsiness?
    Drowsiness has been reported as one of the rare side effects with Domperidone. Please talk to your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness while taking Domperidone.
    Q. Does Domperidone increase milk secretion?
    Yes, Domperidone can increase milk secretion also known as galactorrhea. This is an uncommon side effect of Domperidone. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing this side effect while taking this medicine.
    Q. Does Domperidone cause bloating (gas)?
    Domperidone can cause some uncommon gastrointestinal side effects like regurgitation, appetite disorder, and heartburn, diarrhoea. However, bloating (gas) has not been reported as a side effect with Domperidone.
    Q. Does Domperidone cause hair loss?
    Domperidone has not been reported to cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair loss while taking Domperidone.
    Q. Does Domperidone help to treat constipation?
    Domperidone is not indicated to treat constipation. Please talk to your doctor regarding its use.
    Q. Does Domperidone cause heart problems?
    Domperidone may be associated with an increased risk of heartbeat problem and heart attack. This risk may be more likely in those over 60 years old or taking higher doses. The risk also increases when Domperidone is given together with other medicines. Please share your medical history with your doctor if you are prescribed Domperidone.
    Q. Does Domperidone cause constipation?
    Yes, Domperidone has been seen to cause constipation as a side effect.Consult your doctor if you experience excessive constipation while using Domperidone.
    Q. Does Domperidone help to relieve bloating (gas)?
    Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick). It is not indicated to treat bloating (gas). Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.
    Q. Can I take Domperidone with rabeprazole?
    Domperidone can be safely taken with Rabeprazole as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone increases gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)