Domperidone is used in the treatment of Nausea and vomiting.
How it Works
Domperidone helps to stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine. Domperidone then allows the food in the stomach to go/move through the digestive system more quickly. This helps to stop feeling sick and vomitting symptoms.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Domperidone may suffer from such side effects; Dry mouth Fainting, Palpitations Headaches, Diarrhoea
Domperidone is an active ingredient that is used in the treatment of stomach disorders such as inflammation of the stomach lining, nausea, and vomiting. It belongs to the class of medication known as dopamine antagonists. It can be used by adults as well as children when suffering from any of the above conditions.
This medication is usually used to treat the symptoms of stomach disorders. It is also used to treat slow movements in the intestinal tract that are associated with gastritis. Problems like nausea and vomiting caused by other medications can also be prevented by using this drug. It quickly helps to soothe the stomach, thereby reducing nausea.
Dosage and administration
Physicians usually advise patients to consume the 10 mg Domperidone tablet at least 15 to 30 minutes before meals. The dosage can be increased, if required, to a maximum of 30 mg per day for short term treatment. It is recommended to keep a gap of at least 6 hours between dosages. It is very important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by the doctor. In case you miss a dose, do not consume 2 doses at the same time. Skip the missed dose and continue as per the normal schedule. Overdosing may lead to extreme dizziness and fainting.
Inform the doctor immediately in case you are allergic to any substances or in case you develop any allergies when taking this medicine.In case you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult your doctor prior to taking this medicine. Seek proper medical advice so as to be safe.It may cause severe dizziness hence do not perform any activities that require you to be alert.It lowers blood pressure and you may feel dizzy. Take extra precautions when necessary.Do not take this medication if you have blockage or bleeding in the stomach or intestine.Consult a doctor in case you have any liver ailments or are suffering from kidney disease prior to intake of this medication.Do not combine this medicine with ketoconazole as it may have negative effects on the body.Do not consume alcohol while on this medication.Do not take this medication if you have a tumour in the pituitary portion.
There are some side effects when taking this drug. Some of them are as follows:Acute diarrhoeaDryness in mouthPain in breastRashes on the skinSevere migraine and headacheNauseaMenstrual irregularitiesRapid heartbeat or pulseDizziness or faintingSwelling of face, throat and eyes